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Gillieston Fresh Produce - Posted by

The cold nights have slowed the plants down in production.
Cold nights with warm days. Daily temperatures ranged between 7°C - 27°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 4°C - 10°C.
The numbers harvested were similar to last week.
Quality considering the weather we have had is looking ok.
The cold nights have slowed the plants down in production. The weather forecast for the coming week is much warmer than current, which will help the plants and therefore increase our production.

SA Pride - Posted by

Even with the cold nights, all is proceeding as expected.
One day with rain. Daily temperatures ranged between 9°C - 32°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 7°C - 14°C.
Currently, we are not harvesting.
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Even with the cold nights, all is proceeding as expected. Plants are looking healthy and fruit is developing perfectly. We are now a couple of weeks away from harvesting.

Tassie Pride - Posted by

We are managing the weather conditions.
Overcast days. Daily temperatures ranged between 4°C – 18°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 2°C - 10°C.
Numbers harvested this week were slightly better than last week.
Quality is very good.
We are managing the weather conditions by keeping the houses at the right temperature and humidity level, which in turn allows us to achieve better volumes. Next week we are forecasting to harvest similar numbers.

Gillieston Fresh Produce - Posted by

The morning dews are challenging us on maintaining plant health.
Sunny, warm days with cold nights. Daily temperatures ranged between 5°C - 26°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 3°C - 8°C.
Numbers harvested are steady.
Quality is ok considering the weather conditions.
The morning dews are challenging us on maintaining plant health and fruit quality, but so far we have everything under control. The numbers to be harvested will increase in the next couple of weeks because patch 8 will come into production and looks to be loaded with good quality and large size fruit.

SA Pride - Posted by

Plants are looking very health and are loaded with fruit.
One day with rain. Daily temperatures ranged between 9°C - 30°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 7°C - 15°C.
Currently, we are not harvesting.
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Plants are looking very health and are loaded with fruit. The size is good and taking on a nice dark green colour. These plants should be ready to harvest in two and half weeks.

Tassie Pride - Posted by

Temperatures and the lack of sun light have challenged us.
Mostly overcast days with rain. Daily temperatures ranged between 5°C - 20°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 2°C - 10°C.
Fruit quality is very good.
Volumes are the lowest achieved for the season.
Temperatures and the lack of sun light have challenged us for the whole week. The transition into the cooler winter period appears to be well underway and volumes for the coming week reflect that unless weather improves.

Gillieston Fresh Produce - Posted by

Overall we have experienced good production this week.
Cold nights with warm days. Daily temperatures ranged between 9°C - 28°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 7°C - 15°C.
Better numbers harvested.
Quality overall is holding up well.
Overall we have experienced good production this week. We are forecasting slightly larger numbers for the coming week, because on Monday patch 7 is coming into production joining patch 5 and 6.

Tassie Pride - Posted by

Volumes have been quite low as we are right at the end of a flush.
A few overcast days. Daily temperatures ranged between 12°C - 25°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 8°C - 12°C.
Smaller numbers harvested this week.
Quality, size and shape are very good.
Volumes have been quite low as we are right at the end of a flush. From next week however, numbers will slowly increasing again. We wish to be able to harvest as much as we have been recently, but this will be hard due to the shorter day light and the overcast days we are having.

Gillieston Fresh Produce - Posted by

We were expecting better harvest numbers this week.
Sunny and hot days with warm nights. Daily temperatures ranged between 14°C - 32°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 12°C - 17°C.
The numbers harvested were similar to last week.
Quality is good.
We were expecting better harvest numbers this week. Due to the current growing conditions all processes have less time to function, which has had an effect on harvest numbers.

SA Pride - Posted by

Plants, fruit and flower set are all coming through as expected.
Sunny and warm days with cool nights. Daily temperatures ranged between 14°C - 32°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 12°C - 16°C.
Currently, we are not harvesting.
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Everything is coming along very well. Plants, fruit and flower set are all coming through as expected. The construction of the new plastic houses is coming along well. They will be ready for next season and will extend our growing are from 5ha to 14ha.

SA Pride - Posted by

So far everything is going well, plants are looking good.
Sunny and warm days. Daily temperatures ranged between 12°C - 40°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 9°C - 15°C.
Currently, we are not harvesting.
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So far everything is going well, plants are looking good, healthy and fruit set is better than we anticipated. Currently, we are satisfied with the condition of the crop, considering the extreme weather that we have experienced. The new development is going well and ahead of schedule. 8/

Tassie Pride - Posted by

Next week’s volumes will be lower.
few overcast days. Daily temperatures ranged between 6°C - 19°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 5°C - 10°C.
Reasonable numbers harvested.
Quality is looking good.
The cooler temperatures along with cloudy days, have slowed down ripening process. Due to this, next week’s volumes will be lower. Plant health however, is at an optimum level and the plants themselves are loaded with green fruit.

Gillieston Fresh Produce - Posted by

The drastic changes in temperatures have not affected the plants.
Very warm early in the week. Daily temperatures ranged between 18°C - 41°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 7°C - 16°C.
Similar numbers harvested to last week.
Quality is good.
The drastic changes in temperatures have not affected the plants. Thankfully our growing strategies allowed this to be the case. Volumes for the coming week will remain as current.

SA Pride - Posted by

The extreme heat has brought upon some challenges.
Warm nights with very hot days. Daily temperatures ranged between 18°C - 41°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 15°C - 21°C.
Currently, we are not harvesting.
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The extreme heat has brought upon some challenges, which we have managed to the best of our ability. Plants so far are looking very good and we are hopeful the flower drop due to the high temperatures doesn’t increase.

Tassie Pride - Posted by

The frequency of our harvest pattern is low but stable.
Sunny and warm days with cool nights. Daily temperatures ranged between 12°C - 26°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 10°C - 14°C.
Good numbers harvested this week.
Quality is very good.
The frequency of our harvest pattern is low but stable. Plants are loaded with green fruit, but the much cooler temperatures have slowed down the ripening process. Hopefully, with the warmer temperatures we have had this week and forecast for next week, the pack out volumes will increase.

Gillieston Fresh Produce - Posted by

The good news is that the warmer temperatures are helping.
Very hot days with cool nights. Daily temperatures ranged between 13°C - 37°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 9°C - 15°C.
Low volumes harvested.
Quality is looking good.
The good news is that the warmer temperatures are helping the crops move on from their hibernation stage. We do not know yet if the current weather conditions will do more good than bad though, as the large gap between day and night temperatures can compromise fruit quality. To manage this, we have had to change our plant care and feeding strategies to minimise any impact.

SA Pride - Posted by

Plants are developing as expected.
Sunny and hot days. Daily temperatures ranged between 18°C - 37°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 11°C - 15°C.
Currently, we are not harvesting.
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Plants are developing as expected, looking strong healthy and vigorous. We have also started the construction of our new houses, which will boost our production by 75%

Tassie Pride - Posted by

Looking at the forecast, growing conditions will continue as current.
Sunny and warm days with cold nights. Daily temperatures ranged between 9°C - 23°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 4°C - 9°C.
Slightly large numbers harvested this week.
Fruit is looking good in size, shape and quality.
The much cooler nights have slowed down the ripening process of the fruit and consequently, our harvesting pattern. Looking at the forecast, growing conditions will continue as current, which should bring on consistent volumes harvested in the coming week.

Gillieston Fresh Produce - Posted by

We are now harvesting every 3 days.
Sunny days with cold nights. Daily temperatures ranged between 10°C - 34°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 7°C - 10°C.
Smaller numbers harvested
Quality is good.
We are now harvesting every 3 days, which is very slow considering that we are in February. The plants are moving slowly and patch 4 should be in production, but due to drastic changes in weather conditions plants are still in shock. Hopefully, with the warmer temperature forecast for this weekend, plants will ripen at a better pace.

SA Pride - Posted by

Plants are coming along very well.
Sunny and hot days. Daily temperatures ranged between 18°C - 36°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 11°C - 15°C.
Currently, we are not harvesting.
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Plants are coming along very well. They are looking strong and very healthy and the first flowers are already set.