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Tassie Pride - Posted by

We are forecasting to harvest small volumes.
Cool days with some rain. Daily temperatures ranged between 3°C – 15°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 0°C - 6°C.
Small volumes harvested.
Quality is good.
We are forecasting to harvest small volumes as temperatures are dropping week after week causing the plants to hibernate with fruit ripening slowly.

SA Pride - Posted by

Plants are hibernating.
Very cold nights and warm days. Daily temperatures ranged between 3°C – 20°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 1°C - 10°C.
Smaller numbers harvested this week.
Quality is good.
The cold overnight temperatures are providing challenges and have affected harvest volumes. Plants are hibernating and the ripening process of the fruit has slowed down.

Tassie Pride - Posted by

Humidity has required us to change our growing strategies.
A couple of days with rain. Daily temperatures ranged between 5°C – 16°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 3°C - 10°C.
Reasonable numbers harvested.
Quality is good.
The current weather conditions along with frequent fluctuation in humidity has required us to change our growing strategies to maintain plant health and fruit quality.

QLD Pride - Posted by

All patches are looking very good.
Mostly sunny days. Daily temperatures ranged between 19°C – 27°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 16°C - 19°C.
Currently, we are not harvesting.
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All patches are looking very good, with patch 1 started to develop good size fruit and new flower set. Early this week we planted patch 4, just in time before the rain which is expected to continue until the end of this weekend.

Gillieston Fresh Produce - Posted by

We are now focusing on end of season clean up.
A few days with rain. Daily temperatures ranged between 1°C - 18°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 0°C - 5°C.
Currently, we are not harvesting.
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The adverse weather conditions have put an end to our season. We are now focusing on end of season clean up along with the continued planting of our cover crop.

SA Pride - Posted by

We are expecting a slight increase in volumes next week.
A couple of rainy days. Daily temperatures ranged between 10°C – 18°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 5°C - 10°C.
Slightly larger numbers harvested this week.
Quality is looking good.
Houses planted for the second part of the season are now in production. We are expecting a slight increase in volumes next week. The cold nights however, are holding back production.

QLD Pride - Posted by

So far patch 1 and 2 are looking good.
Hot days and nights. Daily temperatures ranged between 16°C – 30°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 15°C - 19°C.
Currently, we are not harvesting.
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We are currently planting patch 3, seedlings are looking healthy and strong. So far patch 1 and 2 are looking good and the seedlings for further patches to be planted are also looking excellent.

Tassie Pride - Posted by

We expect to be consistently harvesting for at least another 4 weeks.
A few overcast days with rain. Daily temperatures ranged between 5°C – 16°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 3°C - 8°C.
Slightly lower numbers harvested this week.
Quality is looking good.
Winter has came earlier than usual and due to this, volumes will be at the lower end. We do however, expect to be consistently harvesting for at least another 4 weeks.

Gillieston Fresh Produce - Posted by

We are continuing to clean up the old patches.
Rainy days with cold nights. Daily temperatures ranged between 0°C - 15°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 0°C - 5°C.
Volumes harvested are low.
Quality is reasonable.
We are continuing to clean up the old patches along with planting cover crops to rejuvenate the soil. Over the next few days we will be assessing the patches that are currently in production and if tomato quality is good, we will be able to perform another couple of harvests. In the case that the very cold temperatures have compromised the fruit quality, we will have to put an end to our season.

SA Pride - Posted by

The maturing process of the crops has slowed up.
Rainy and cool days with cold nights. Daily temperatures ranged between 12°C – 20°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 7°C - 12°C.
Smaller numbers harvested this week.
Quality is very good.
Due to the weather over the past week, the maturing process of the crops has slowed up. We originally planned to start harvesting the new crop this week, but this has been pushed back to next week.

QLD Pride - Posted by

Transplanted patches are looking very good.
Hot days and nights. Daily temperatures ranged between 18°C – 30°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 15°C - 20°C.
Currently, we are not harvesting.
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Transplanted patches are looking very good and plants have a great flower set. This will give us a return of good quality volumes at the start of the picking season. Seedlings from patch two have adjusted well after transplanting and see

Tassie Pride - Posted by

The colder temperatures have brought on a lack of sunlight.
A few days with rain. Daily temperatures ranged between 5°C – 17°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 3°C - 9°C.
Good numbers harvested.
Quality is good.
As expected, growing conditions are gradually becoming more challenging. The colder temperatures have brought on a lack of sunlight. This has caused volumes to decrease. This will extend the season as plants are loaded with green fruit, but are not ripening as quick as we wished.

Gillieston Fresh Produce - Posted by

Packing fruit has slowed down as we are approach winter.
Rainy days with cold nights. Daily temperatures ranged between 7°C - 20°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 3°C - 10°C.
Volumes picked this week were slightly smaller than last week.
Quality is reasonable.
Picking and packing fruit has slowed down as we are approach winter. This has given us the opportunity to begin cleaning up the completed patches.

SA Pride - Posted by

From this coming Monday, volumes out of our SA farm will be larger.
One day with rain, sunny for the rest of the week. Daily temperatures ranged between 12°C – 25°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 9°C - 14°C.
One day with rain, sunny for the rest of the week. Daily temperatures ranged between 12°C – 25°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 9°C - 14°C.
Quality is very good.
As per last week’s update, we will begin to harvest our latest plantings this weekend. From this coming Monday, volumes out of our SA farm will be larger, with weather permitting.

Tassie Pride - Posted by

We are hopeful that the weather will improve.
A few days with rain. Daily temperatures ranged between 7°C – 19°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 3°C - 10°C.
Good volumes harvested.
Quality is very good.
The colder temperatures and overcast days are providing a few challenges. We are however, managing the situation as volumes to be harvested haven’t drastically dropped. We are still hopeful that the weather will improve to help maintain the current volumes.

QLD Pride - Posted by

Patch 3 and 4 seedlings are coming along very well.
Hot days and nights. Daily temperatures ranged between 20°C – 32°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 18°C - 23°C.
Currently, we are not harvesting.
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Patch 2 had a slight delay with transplanting which will now take place early next week. Patch 3 and 4 seedlings are coming along very well. Patch 1 is showing very good early signs. Our close attention to our fertigation and crop monitoring programs should maintain the healthy state of the plants.

Gillieston Fresh Produce - Posted by

We are carefully managing the crop fertigation schedule.
Cold nights with warm days. Daily temperatures ranged between 12°C - 23°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 3°C - 10°C.
Good numbers harvested.
Quality is ok.
Production has slightly slowed down due to the much cooler overnight temperatures. We are carefully managing the crop fertigation schedule to avoid any issues with Tomato quality.

SA Pride - Posted by

Volumes will increase by the end of next week.
Mostly sunny with warm temperatures. Daily temperatures ranged between 15°C – 30°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 9°C - 15°C.
Smaller numbers harvested this week.
Quality is good.
Volumes will increase by the end of next week as the first greenhouse planting will be ready for its first harvest and soon after all other greenhouses will follow.

Tassie Pride - Posted by

Similar to this week, we anticipate reasonable volumes.
A couple of cloudy and rainy days. Daily temperatures ranged between 6°C – 19°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 4°C - 9°C.
Reasonable numbers harvested.
Quality is looking very good.
Similar to this week, we anticipate reasonable volumes to be harvest next week as well. Quality is looking good and plants are also looking very healthy. The current overcast days are our biggest challenge and we are hopeful to receive more daily sunlight.

QLD Pride - Posted by

Patch 2 is almost ready for its transplanting with patch 3 on the way.
Hot days and nights. Daily temperatures ranged between 20°C – 32°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 18°C - 23°C.
Currently, we are not harvesting.
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Patch 2 is almost ready for its transplanting with patch 3 on the way. Patch 1 seedlings have adjusted well to their new environment. Early crop control and care are the priority to ensure the plants are reaching their maximum growth and health.