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Tassie Pride - Posted by

The plants are very healthy and capsicums are looking good.
A few days of rain this week. Daily temperatures ranged between 12°C – 24°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 6°C - 15°C.
The numbers harvested this week were slightly smaller.
Capsicums are looking very good in quality.
Looking at our plantations so far, the plants are very healthy and capsicums are looking good in shape, size and shine. We are forecasting to harvest larger volumes for the coming week unless the weather remains overcast, which may slow down our production.

Gillieston Fresh Produce - Posted by

Tomatoes are steadily taking size and maturing.
Warmer days throughout the week with cool nights. Daily temperatures ranged between 13°C - 25°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 9°C - 15°C.
Reasonable numbers harvested.
Quality is ok.
We experienced a very hot weekend but, temperatures have come back to normal. These normal temperatures have helped keep the crops stable where tomatoes are steadily taking size and maturing, giving us consistent, reasonable volumes of good quality fruit to harvest throughout the week.

SA Pride - Posted by

Tomato quality and plant health are both excellent.
This week we experienced 4 days of extremely hot temperatures. Daily temperatures ranged between 18°C – 40°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 10°C - 20°C.
Small numbers harvested.
Quality is looking very good.
The combined efforts of our watering schedule and the controlled temperatures of the green houses through the pads and fans ensured that the current plantations in production were not affected by the extreme heat. Tomato quality and plant health are both excellent. This week we transplanted the hydroponic houses and 3 soil houses for the latest part of the season.

Tassie Pride - Posted by

Capsicums are presenting great quality.
Mostly sunny days this week. Daily temperatures ranged between 14°C – 24°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 10°C - 15°C.
Larger numbers harvested this week.
Capsicums are looking very good.
We are forecasting to harvest similar numbers in the coming weeks. So far all is going well, with capsicums presenting great quality and plant productivity remaining high.

Gilliston Fresh Produce - Posted by

Harvest volumes will increase throughout the week.
We experienced hot days, but with cooler nights. Daily temperatures ranged between 13°C - 30°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 11°C - 17°C.
Numbers harvested are on the low end.
Quality is good.
We anticipated that the hot days would provide some challenges, however the plants and tomatoes have not appeared to be affected and are not showing any signs of stress. Harvest volumes will increase throughout the week ahead as block 5 comes into production. The block of Roma Tomatoes are also coming into production this coming week.

SA Pride - Posted by

Quality and volumes moving forward will improve.
Extremely hot days and warm nights. Daily temperatures ranged between 15°C – 30°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 10°C - 20°C.
Small numbers harvested.
Quality is holding up well considering the weather conditions we experienced.
The production of the plants has slowed down as the heat wave brought on considerable volumes of fruit in a very short period of time. Quality and volumes moving forward will improve as from mid February our second plantations will be in production.

Tassie Pride - Posted by

Currently, all is going as expected.
A couple of overcast days with rain. Daily temperatures ranged between 10°C – 25°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 8°C - 15°C.
Reasonable numbers harvested.
Quality is very good.
We have experienced a few overcast days, but this did not impact our plant productivity. Currently, all is going as expected and we are forecasting to achieve consistent volumes in the coming weeks.

Gillieston Fresh Produce - Posted by

The fruit left on the plants have a nice green, mature colour.
Warm days and cool nights. Daily temperatures ranged between 13°C - 28°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 9°C - 15°C.
Good numbers harvested.
Quality is ok.
The heat wave we were experiencing last week has now passed. The conditions are much cooler and are forecast to remain as current for a while. This has given us the chance to catch up with the crops. The fruit left on the plants have a nice green, mature colour and are displaying good size, while ripening at a much steadier pace.

SA Pride - Posted by

We will begin planting our second crop late next week.
Extremely hot days and warm nights. Daily temperatures ranged between 18°C – 45°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 15°C - 24°C.
Current harvest volumes are reasonable.
Quality is good.
The heat wave that we have recently experienced has contributed to maturing the tomatoes faster, therefore, this week’s harvest was good in quality but slightly forward in colour. We will begin planting our second crop late next week in all houses except for the ones which have long term crops.

Tassie Pride - Posted by

The quality of the capsicums are also exceeding expectations.
Warm days and cool nights. Daily temperatures ranged between 12°C – 26°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 9°C - 15°C.
Slightly larger volumes harvested this week.
Quality is currently outstanding.
The current weather is optimal and has helped plant productivity much more than we initially anticipated. Volumes will remain as current if the weather continues and the quality of the capsicums are also exceeding expectations. Our fertigation regime and pest management have proven to be extremely effective.

Gillieston Fresh Produce - Posted by

Overall, fruit is ok in quality but slightly forward in colour.
Extremely hot days. Daily temperatures ranged between 15°C - 43°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 11°C - 21°C.
Large numbers harvested.
Quality is ok with fruit being slightly forward in colour than what we prefer.
We had four days with temperatures exceeding 40°C, which has placed the plants under enormous stress. Overall, fruit is ok in quality but slightly forward in colour. Fortunately, as the heat wave passed we received rain, which helped the plants as well as strip them of any dust which can sometimes bring on plant diseases during such hot and dry weather. We are expecting a lot of rain later in the week and are hopeful that damage is minimal.

SA Pride - Posted by

We will complete picking the current plantings in two weeks time.
Hot days and warm nights. Daily temperatures ranged between 15°C – 36°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 10°C - 15°C.
Small numbers harvested.
Quality is good.
We will complete picking the current plantings in two weeks time. Volumes will pick up again as our latest plantings will come into production over the next two weeks. The temperature forecast for the next four days will reach well above 40°C and we are well placed to handle this extremity. This is due to the fact that we will be harvesting from our hydro houses which have pads and fans. This enables us to have some control over temperatures within the houses.

Tassie Pride - Posted by

For the next couple of weeks volumes will remain consistent.
Warm days and cold nights. Daily temperatures ranged between 10°C – 24°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 7°C - 13°C.
Slightly smaller numbers harvested this week.
Quality is looking very good, with a larger percentage of the fruit being in the smaller range.
For the next couple of weeks volumes will remain consistent. Volumes have slightly dropped as the Red Capsicum plants have now progressed through the stage at which they are most productive. Productivity for the Yellow Capsicum plants however, are more stable.

Gillieston Fresh Produce - Posted by

For the coming week we are forecasting to harvest larger volumes.
Hot days and cool nights. Daily temperatures ranged between 12°C - 34°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 9°C - 15°C.
Larger numbers harvested this week.
Quality is good.
For the coming week we are forecasting to harvest larger volumes. We are aiming to harvest most of the fruit as soon as possible as the temperature forecast from Saturday to Tuesday will be reaching above 40°C. This is all in an effort to avoid overripe and soft fruit as well as reduce plant stress.

SA Pride - Posted by

Plantings & tomatoes to remain at optimum health & quality.
A couple of extremely hot days and nights. Daily temperatures ranged between 15°C – 41°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 10°C - 25°C.
Reasonable numbers harvested.
Quality is very good.
We had two very hot days and nights with temperatures reaching above the 40°C. Fortunately, we only received these temperatures across two days and we were able to manage our plantings and tomatoes to remain at optimum health and quality.

Tassie Pride - Posted by

Plants are looking good and healthy and so is the fruit.
Warm days and cool nights. Daily temperatures ranged between 13°C – 26°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 10°C - 15°C.
Larger volumes harvested this week.
Quality is looking good.
Currently, all is proceeding as expected, plants are looking good and healthy and so is the fruit. This is due our growing strategy and the optimal weather conditions that we have experienced.

Gillieston Fresh Produce - Posted by

We are expecting larger harvest volumes.
Hot days and cool nights. Daily temperatures ranged between 12°C - 37°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 10°C - 20°C.
Good numbers harvested.
Quality is good.
We are expecting larger harvest volumes considering that we have three patches in production and are experiencing very hot days. The cool overnight temperatures are giving the plants a rest from the daily heat. They have also been planted in virgin ground and are receiving greater care to ensure that they are not overwhelmed, contributing to a normal ripening process and maintaining plant health and fruit quality.

SA Pride - Posted by

Our volumes will increase mid January. set.
Warm days and cool nights. Daily temperatures ranged between 12°C – 30°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 8°C - 15°C.
Smaller volumes harvested this week.
Quality is good.
Volumes have dropped off slightly and we will continue to have steady supply over the next fortnight. Our volumes will increase mid January when our second plantings start. They are looking excellent at the moment with very good flower set.

Tassie Pride - Posted by

Volumes, fruit quality, size, shape and shine are optimal level.
Warm days and cool nights. Daily temperatures ranged between 11°C – 23°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 7°C - 13°C.
Good volumes harvested this week.
Fruit quality is good.
At the moment, harvest volumes, fruit quality, size, shape and shine are all at an optimal level. This is due to the adjustments we have made to our growing strategies and techniques as well as the favourable growing conditions.

Gillieston Fresh Produce - Posted by

Very small numbers were harvested this week as this is our first pick.
Hot days and cool nights. Daily temperatures ranged between 17°C - 33°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 15°C - 17°C.
We performed our first harvest this late week.
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Very small numbers were harvested this week as this is our first pick. The next harvest is forecast to take place this coming week with larger volumes being harvested in the new year. This week we planted our third last patch, the other two will be transplanted by early to mid January, which should last us to the enc of our season in May.