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CPA Packers - Posted by

At the moment we are staying true to our schedule.
Mostly sunny and warm days with showers and thunderstorms later in the week. Daily temperatures ranged between 22°C - 34°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 13°C - 19°C.
Currently, we are not harvesting
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At the moment we are staying true to our schedule. Crop health currently is very good. If all goes to plan and the weather stays consistent we are anticipating to begin harvesting just after Christmas.

GMT Roma Tomatoes - Posted by

Thankfully, this week the rain did not affect our crop.
Scattered showers with strong winds. Daily temperatures ranged between 24°C - 28°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 18°C - 21°C.
Slightly larger volumes harvested.
Quality is improving every picking cycle.
Thankfully, this week the rain did not affect our crop.

Cafcakis Nominees - Posted by

The much warmer weather is helping the plantings to move faster.
Cloudy mornings and sunny during the day. Daily temperatures ranged between 19°C - 30°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 10°C - 16°C.
Larger volumes harvested this week.
Quality is very good.
The much warmer weather is helping the plantings to move faster. Gourmet planting is looking very good with fruit developing better than expected, which should be ready to be harvested in two weeks.

SA Pride - Posted by

We have finished planting out the shade cloth houses.
Cloudy mornings and sunny during the day. Daily temperatures ranged between 19°C - 30°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 10°C - 16°C.
Reasonable volumes harvested.
Quality is good.
We have finished planting out the shade cloth houses. Fruit that is coming into production now is looking excellent and size is picking up. The earlier planation are also coming on well due to the warmer weather.

Tassie Pride - Posted by

We are thankfully starting to experience sunny and warm days.
Cloudy mornings with sunny days. Daily temperatures ranged between 14°C - 20°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 10°C - 14°C.
Larger volumes harvested this week.
Fruit is looking absolutely fantastic.
We are thankfully starting to experience sunny and warm days. Ultimately, this will help our production to increase. Fruit is setting well all the way up the plant.

Gillieston Fresh Produce - Posted by

Everything is going well, crops are looking strong and healthy.
Sunny warm days. Daily temperatures ranged between 12°C - 28°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 7°C - 12°C.
Currently, we are not harvesting.
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Everything is going well, crops are looking strong and healthy. We have prepared everything for the next planting, which will take place next week.

CPA Packers - Posted by

Not many changes from the previous week.
Sunny warm days. Daily temperatures ranged between 12°C - 28°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 7°C - 12°C.
Currently, we are not harvesting.
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Not many changes from the previous week and all is going as planned. We are continuing to plant the Roma and Gourmet seedlings as per our schedule.

QLD Pride - Posted by

The 2017 season has finished for us.
Scattered showers with strong winds. Daily temperatures ranged between 24°C - 28°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 18°C - 21°C.
Currently, we are not harvesting.
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The 2017 season has finished for us. We are now starting the general clean up of the farm and shed. Structural works are almost complete on our dam in order to allow water to escape quicker during heavy rain events.

GMT Roma Tomatoes - Posted by

We managed to harvest what we could prior to the rain.
Scattered showers and thunder storms early in the week. Daily temperatures ranged between 25°C - 30°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 18°C - 21°C.
Reasonable numbers harvested.
Quality of the current harvest is good.
We managed to harvest what we could prior to the rain that eventuated. Fruit left on the bush however, looks to be affected by the rain. We are anticipating very hot weather, which will reduce the volumes of the premium quality fruit for the next couple of weeks.

Cafcakis Nominees - Posted by

Gourmet plantings are looking very good and fruit set is fantastic.
A few cloudy days with rain. Daily temperatures ranged between 14°C - 21°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 8°C - 12°C.
Good numbers harvested.
Great quality product.
Even with unpredictable weather, we harvested good quantities of Cocktail and Heirloom tomatoes. Gourmet plantings are looking very good and fruit set is fantastic, this is a great start which will give us a return of large volumes of good quality tomatoes.

SA Pride - Posted by

The warmer weather has helped the crops move faster.
A few cloudy days with rain. Daily temperatures ranged between 14°C - 21°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 8°C - 12°C.
We have begun to harvest this week.
Fruit quality is looking very good.
The warmer weather has helped the crops move faster. Volumes harvested, however are currently low and will take a couple of weeks for us to be in full production.

Tassie Pride - Posted by

Plants are looking very good, healthy and are loaded with fruit.
A few overcast days. Daily temperatures ranged between 12°C - 16°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 6°C - 10°C.
Good volumes harvested of red and yellow capsicums.
Quality is up to glasshouse product standards.
Even though the weather hasn’t been favourable. Plants are looking very good, healthy and are loaded with fruit which will be ready to be harvested in the weeks ahead.

QLD Pride - Posted by

We will perform our last pick for the 2017 season this weekend.
Scattered showers and thunder storms early in the week. Daily temperatures ranged between 25°C - 30°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 18°C - 21°C.
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We will perform our last pick for the 2017 season this weekend. The fruit has struggle to recover after the rain.

Gillieston Fresh Produce - Posted by

Works are continuing as per our schedule.
A few days with rain. Daily temperatures ranged between 14°C - 21°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 8°C - 12°C.
Currently, we are not harvesting.
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Works are continuing as per our schedule. Currently all planted crops are looking very good, strong and healthy. If all continues as current we will be begin to harvest just before Christmas.

CPA Packers - Posted by

Everything is going as expected.
A few days with rain. Daily temperatures ranged between 14°C - 21°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 8°C - 12°C.
Currently, we are not harvesting.
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Everything is going as expected. We are up to our schedule with planting and the blocks are looking very good and we might be able to perform the first harvest soon after Christmas.

QLD Pride - Posted by

The rain has affected the appearance of the fruit.
Hot sunny days. Daily temperatures ranged between 25°C - 30°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 18°C - 21°C.
Small volumes still being picked.
Quality has slipped due to the rain.
The rain has affected the appearance of the fruit. As each day goes on however, quality is improving and we should be back to good quality within the next two picks. We will probably finish harvesting in the next 2 to 3 weeks.

GMT Roma Tomatoes - Posted by

Volumes of premium Roma tomatoes will be low.
Hot and sunny days. Daily temperatures ranged between 25°C - 30°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 18°C - 21°C.
Smaller numbers harvested this week.
Quality is holding up well considering the rain we have had.
The volumes have considerably dropped due to the rainfall which has prevented us from harvesting for more than a few days. Unfortunately, a percentage of the fruit has also been compromised in quality, therefore, volumes of premium Roma tomatoes will be low.

Cafcakis Nominees - Posted by

The much cooler weather has slowed down our production.
Overcast days with very cool nights. Daily temperatures ranged between 16°C - 21°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 9°C - 14°C.
Smaller volumes harvested.
Quality is very good.
The much cooler weather has slowed down our production. Gourmet planting has also slowed down although, the fruit set is looking good and plants are looking healthy and strong.

Tassie Pride - Posted by

This week we officially commenced our 2017-2018 season.
A few overcast days and nights. Daily temperatures ranged between 12°C - 19°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 7°C - 10°C.
Reasonable volumes harvested of red and yellow capsicums.
Quality is very good.
This week we officially commenced our 2017-2018 season. Fruit harvested is as good as can be. Weather forecast is also very promising with warm sunny days, which will help us reach full production within a week.

SA Pride - Posted by

Plants and fruit are looking fantastic.
Overcast days with very cool nights. Daily temperatures ranged between 16°C - 21°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 9°C - 14°C.
Currently, we are not harvesting.
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The much cooler temperatures were unexpected, as it is very unusual for SA to have these temperatures at this time of the year. This has slowed down the ripening of the fruit and therefore might push back the beginning of our season. Plants and fruit however are looking fantastic.