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Stock: a valuable hoophouse crop

publication date: Oct 1, 2014
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StockMatthiola incana is a cool-weather crop; for us in zone 6a, it gets too hot about mid-June and stock starts to bloom too short, even the varieties that are supposed to be more tolerant of warmer temperatures.  All of ours are grown under cover in high tunnels with plantings both minimally heated and unheated. Florists buy all that we can produce, it works great in bouquets, and with our schedule we can have it blooming for 10 weeks in the spring, starting week 15 and going through week 25.

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