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QLD Pride - Posted by

This coming weekend our 2020 season will come to and end.
Very hot days and hot nights. Daily temperatures ranged between 23°C – 34°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 20°C - 23°C.
Small numbers harvested this week.
Quality is holding up ok, considering the conditions.
This coming weekend our 2020 season will come to and end. Soil tests for the chosen blocks of the 2021 season have now arrived and we can begin with the preparation along with adding biological ameliorants to improve our soil health and structure.

Tassie Pride - Posted by

We have begun to harvest larger volumes.
Warm days and cool nights. Daily temperatures ranged between 9°C – 23°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 6°C - 14°C.
Larger numbers harvested.
Quality is very good.
The warmer temperatures have considerably assisted the ripening of the fruit. Due to this, we have begun to harvest larger volumes and we expect this to remain consistent over the next 3-4 weeks.

Gillieston Fresh Produce - Posted by

We are very heavily focused on managing our watering schedule.
Very hot days and cool nights. Daily temperatures ranged between 10°C - 34°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 6°C - 20°C.
Currently, we are not harvesting.
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The differences in daily and overnight temperatures during the current stage that the crops are at can impact the quality of our fruit, particularly for the first harvest. To be able to avoid any issues we are very heavily focussed on managing our watering schedule and fertigation regime.

QLD Pride - Posted by

For the coming week we are forecasting to harvest similar numbers.
Very hot days and hot nights. Daily temperatures ranged between 21°C – 33°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 18°C - 23°C.
Good numbers harvested this week.
Quality is holding up well considering the weather conditions.
For the coming week we are forecasting to harvest similar numbers. The weather conditions are challenging our crops; very hot temperatures with high humidity is keeping us on our toes. We are, however managing quite well in optimising plants health.

SA Pride - Posted by

Our next harvest is scheduled to take place this Saturday.
A couple of hot days. Daily temperatures ranged between 7°C – 37°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 6°C - 19 °C.
Smaller number harvested.
Quality is very good.
Small numbers have been harvested earlier this week. Our next harvest is scheduled to take place this Saturday and we expect volumes to be slightly larger. We have also finished the preparation of the other houses for the second planting which will take place within the next two weeks.

Tassie Pride - Posted by

Our season has begun.
Warm days and cool nights. Daily temperatures ranged between 10°C – 20°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 6°C - 12°C.
Small numbers harvested.
Quality is outstanding.
Our season has begun and our first harvest volumes, as per any first pick, are not large. The quality is very good and numbers will be increasing consistently until we reach full production within the next two weeks.

GMT Roma Tomatoes - Posted by

We are forecasting to end our season within 10 days.
Very hot days and hot nights. Daily temperatures ranged between 21°C – 33°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 18°C - 23°C.
Similar numbers harvested to last week.
Quality is looking good.
As we know, the Roma Tomatoes typically need much more care compared to the Gourmet Tomatoes. Due to the current weather conditions and by the way the crops are, we are forecasting to end our season within 10 days, which is generally earlier than previous seasons.

Gillieston Fresh Produce - Posted by

Patch one fruit has started to develop.
Hot days and cool nights. Daily temperatures ranged between 10°C - 30°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 6°C - 15°C.
Currently, we are not harvesting.
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The current temperatures are giving us some worries due to the large fluctuation between the daily and overnight temperatures. Patch one fruit has started to develop and we are now focussing on our watering and fertigation regime to ensure that these temperatures are not compromising the quality of our tomatoes.

QLD Pride - Posted by

Plants and fruit are looking good and healthy.
Very hot days and warm nights. Daily temperatures ranged between 23°C – 33°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 21°C - 25°C.
Reasonable numbers harvested this week.
is looking good considering the weather conditions.
The current weather conditions have challenged our crops which we have been able to manage and keep under control. Even as we approach the end of our season, which is now two weeks away, plants and fruit are looking good and healthy.

SA Pride - Posted by

We are now ready for the start of our season.
A few days with rain. Daily temperatures ranged between 7°C – 24°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 6°C - 12 °C.
Currently, we are not harvesting.
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We are now ready for the start of our season which will begin this coming Monday as our first planting will be harvested. Volumes will be small at first but will increase within the next two weeks.

Tassie Pride - Posted by

We will begin harvesting this coming week.
So far everything is going as per our schedule: plantings as well as packing shed maintenance and updates are all falling within our estimated timelines. Plants are looking strong and healthy and our focus will be to continue to maintain our current growing strategies for the plants to stay at optimal levels of productivity even as the weather heats up.
Currently, we are not harvesting.
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We will begin harvesting this coming week. Volumes will be minimal as per any start to the season but they will substantially increase as we progress.

Gillieston Fresh Produce - Posted by

So far everything is going as per our schedule.
A couple of rainy days. Daily temperatures ranged between 8°C - 24°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 7°C - 12°C.
Currently, we are not harvesting.
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So far everything is going as per our schedule: plantings as well as packing shed maintenance and updates are all falling within our estimated timelines. Plants are looking strong and healthy and our focus will be to continue to maintain our current growing strategies for the plants to stay at optimal levels of productivity even as the weather heats up.

GMT Roma Tomatoes - Posted by

We anticipate a likely increase in harvest volumes.
Very hot days and warm nights. Daily temperatures ranged between 23°C – 33°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 21°C - 25°C.
Slightly larger numbers harvested this week.
Quality is good.
We anticipate a likely increase in harvest volumes within the coming week. The crops are looking good considering the weather conditions that we have been experiencing. Our season usually ends in early December, but due to the very hot conditions we might have to finish our season earlier.

QLD Pride - Posted by

Fruit quality is also good with size at the larger end of the scale.
Very hot days and warm nights. Daily temperatures ranged between 23°C – 30°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 20°C - 23°C.
Reasonable numbers harvested.
Quality is ok.
The hot conditions are keeping us on our toes. We are monitoring our paddocks on a daily basis and adjusting our growing strategies to maintain plant health and fruit quality. Fruit quality is also good with size at the larger end of the scale.

SA Pride - Posted by

All plantations are looking good.
Warm days with cool nights. Daily temperatures ranged between 7°C – 24°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 6°C - 13C.
Currently, we are not harvesting.
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All plantations are looking good. This week we have begun to prune the earlier crops to enable the plants to easily feed the fruit as equally as possible, which better places us in a position to achieve good size throughout the whole plantation.

Tassie Pride - Posted by

Optimal growing conditions have helped the plant development.
Sunny days with cold nights. Daily temperatures ranged between 8°C – 18°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 5°C - 10°C.
Currently, we are not harvesting.
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The more optimal growing conditions have helped the plant development, colour breaking and first fruit set. This is an indication that we may be able to start our season by early to mid November.

Gillieston Fresh Produce - Posted by

All plants are growing quite well.
Warm days and cold nights. Daily temperatures ranged between 6°C - 21°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 5°C - 12°C.
Currently, we are not harvesting.
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All plants are growing quite well with the first patch starting to develop their first flower buds. We are continuing with our soil preparation and setting up the packing shed for the first harvest which should take place on Christmas week.

GMT Roma Tomatoes - Posted by

Overall, fruit is looking good in quality.
Very hot days and hot nights. Daily temperatures ranged between 23°C – 30°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 20°C - 23°C.
Small numbers harvested this week.
Quality is holding up well considering the weather conditions.
We are managing the current growing conditions through the adjustment of our growing techniques as per plant requirements. Overall, fruit is looking good in quality, but volumes are low due to a certain percentage of the harvest being slightly more mature than usual as we try to catch up with the harvest pattern.

QLD Pride - Posted by

We are expecting harvest volumes to be consistent in the coming week.
Hot days and nights. Daily temperatures ranged between 20°C – 30°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 18°C - 20°C.
Reasonable numbers harvested.
Quality has improved in the later part of the week.
We have faced a few challenges throughout the past week brought on by the current weather conditions, which has brought on the colour and maturity of the crops. We are expecting harvest volumes to be consistent in the coming week with colour going back to normal.

GMT Roma Tomatoes - Posted by

We are expecting harvest numbers to be slightly lower next week.
Hot and sunny days with warm nights. Daily temperatures ranged between 18°C – 30°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 17°C - 20°C.
Reasonable numbers harvested this week.
Quality is ok.
We are expecting harvest numbers to be slightly lower next week. Growing conditions have proven to be considerably dry and hot this season and has led us to considering finishing our season two weeks earlier than usual.