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SA Pride - Posted by

Volumes, as any first pick are small, and fruit is looking very good.
Cool nights with warm days. Daily temperatures ranged between 7°C – 23°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 5°C - 14°C.
Small numbers were harvested early this week.
Fruit is looking very good.
With the first harvest being performed early this week we have officially begun our season. Volumes, as any first pick are small, and fruit is looking very good. We will be picking larger volumes within the next week.

QLD Pride - Posted by

Volumes, as we are getting closer to mid November will ease up.
Windy and hot days. Daily temperatures ranged between 15°C – 32°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 14°C - 21°C.
Windy and hot days. Daily temperatures ranged between 15°C – 32°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 14°C - 21°C.
Quality is ok.
Volumes, as we are getting closer to mid November will ease up. Quality is holding up well despite challenges we are facing with weather. The hot and windy days are putting the plants under significant stress.

Tassie Pride - Posted by

The current weather conditions have affected our harvest volumes.
Mostly cloudy with rain. Daily temperatures ranged between 6°C – 14°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 4°C - 9°C.
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The current weather conditions have affected our harvest volumes. Numbers should pick up again in the coming week.

GMT Roma Tomatoes - Posted by

Volumes will slowly reduce as we are getting further into November.
Hot and windy days. Daily temperatures ranged between 15°C – 32°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 14°C - 21°C.
Similar numbers harvested to last week.
Quality is ok.
Volumes will slowly reduce as we are getting further into November. Currently, the dry and hot weather conditions are challenging us to maintain plant health and fruit quality.

Gillieston Fresh Produce - Posted by

Drastic changes in growing conditions have challenged the plants.
Cold nights with cool, rainy and windy days. Daily temperatures ranged between 5°C- 25°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 3°C - 14°C.
Currently, we are not harvesting.
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The drastic changes in growing conditions have challenged the plants. Potential flower drop and slightly misshapen fruit for the early fruit set may occur.

Tassie Pride - Posted by

The sunny days have helped the fruit to mature.
Mostly sunny with warm days and cool nights . Daily temperatures ranged between 6°C – 20°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 5°C - 9°C.
Good numbers harvested this week.
Quality is good.
The sunny days have helped the fruit to mature quicker and we have picked larger volumes. If the current weather continues we will be picking similar numbers within the coming week.

QLD Pride - Posted by

We are forecasting again to harvest large volumes.
Hot days and nights. Daily temperatures ranged between 21°C – 31°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 17°C - 22°C.
Large numbers harvested this week.
Quality is looking good.
We are forecasting again to harvest large volumes this coming week. Fruit quality is very good, firm and clean, with size slightly smaller than normal because of the much faster ripening process. Currently, we are very focused on our picking schedule, monitoring pest activity as well as managing the plants with the consecutively warm days.

GMT Roma Tomatoes - Posted by

The volumes picked are large.
Hot days and nights. Daily temperatures ranged between 21°C – 31°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 17°C - 22°C.
Good numbers harvested.
Quality is good, size however, is on the small side.
The volumes picked are large, but we believe that greater quality can be achieved. This is primarily due to a percentage of the fruit that was harvested being affected by the current weather conditions. We anticipate to be packing larger numbers within the coming week.

SA Pride - Posted by

We should be in our 2019/2020 harvest by next weekend.
Hot days and nights early in the week. Daily temperatures ranged between 6°C – 39°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 6°C - 21°C.
Currently, we are not harvesting.
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Currently, we are monitoring the crop along with performing pruning and routine crop care. Fruit is looking very good and taking colour. We should be in our 2019/2020 harvest by next weekend.

Gillieston Fresh Produce - Posted by

Patch 3 seedlings have developed to an optimum size.
Hot and sunny days with cold nights. Daily temperatures ranged between 5°C - 33°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 3°C - 10°C.
Currently, we are not harvesting.
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Patch 3 seedlings have developed to an optimum size, earlier then anticipated, therefore the planting of this patch will take place 5 days earlier. Patch 1 and 2 plantings are looking good considering the very hot days combined with the cold nights. Flower set is excellent. We need to ensure we fertilise with great care as the plants need to avoid quality repercussion due to the fluctuating temperatures.

QLD Pride - Posted by

This coming week we will harvest large numbers.
Hot nights and days. Daily temperatures ranged between 21°C – 32°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 17°C - 22°C.
Very good numbers harvested this week.
Quality is looking very good.
This coming week we will harvest large numbers. The warmer conditions are pushing the fruit to ripen faster. We are also monitoring the crop day by day for any pest and disease activity due to the muggy weather typically providing those two factors.

Tassie Pride - Posted by

Volumes are increasing week by week.
A few sunny days. Daily temperatures ranged between 4°C – 18C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 2°C - 10°C.
Reasonable numbers harvested this week.
Quality is looking very good.
Volumes are increasing week by week and weather permitting, we should be in full production within two weeks.

GMT Roma Tomatoes - Posted by

Volumes are high and will remain as current for the coming week.
Hot nights and days. Daily temperatures ranged between 21°C – 32°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 17°C - 22°C.
Good numbers harvested.
Quality is good.
Volumes are high and will remain as current for the coming week. Fruit quality is good and through the management of the crops we are harvesting larger sized fruit.

SA Pride - Posted by

This week, we have completed all upgrades to our warehouse.
Hot days and nights early in the week. Daily temperatures ranged between 5°C – 38°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 5°C - 16°C.
Currently, we are not harvesting.
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The inconsistent conditions are pushing us to change our growing strategies and maintain plant health. This week, we have completed all upgrades to our warehouse and the new packing line is now completed.

Gillieston Fresh Produce - Posted by

Plants and flower set are looking good.
few very hot days with cold nights. Daily temperatures ranged between 7°C - 34°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 5°C - 8°C.
Currently, we are not harvesting.
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So far everything is going well. Plants and flower set are looking good, and so are seedlings for the next transplanting which will take place over the first week of November.

QLD Pride - Posted by

Large volumes of fruit are being picked.
Warm nights with hot, sunny days. Daily temperatures ranged between 18°C – 31°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 16°C - 23°C.
Large numbers harvested.
Fruit quality is good.
The hot weather has placed us on a very frequent and consistent harvesting pattern where large volumes of fruit are being picked. What remains crucial for us is to keep up with the watering and feeding regime to maintain the fruit quality and avoid any issues.

Tassie Pride - Posted by

We forecast to harvest larger volumes within a couple of weeks.
Cool days with cool nights. Daily temperatures ranged between 4°C – 16C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 2°C - 7°C.
Similar numbers harvested to last week.
Quality is very good.
We forecast to harvest larger volumes within a couple of weeks. Yellow Capsicums are now starting to take colour, which will be harvested by the end of the coming week.

GMT Roma Tomatoes - Posted by

Fruit size will improve in the coming week.
Warm nights with hot, sunny days. Daily temperatures ranged between 18°C – 31°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 16°C - 23°C.
Larger numbers harvested.
Quality is good, size however is small.
The much warmer temperatures have played a big role in increasing harvest volumes. Fruit size will improve in the coming week as we have now managed to catch up with the crops by picking all the mature fruit releasing the plants from stress.

SA Pride - Posted by

Plants are looking very good and healthy.
Sunny and warm days with cool nights. Daily temperatures ranged between 7°C – 25°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 5°C - 14°C.
Currently, we are not harvesting.
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Plants are looking very good and healthy. Fruit is also looking very good, taking good size, shape and mature green colour.

Gillieston Fresh Produce - Posted by

Block preparation for the next transplanting is nearly complete.
Cool to warm days with cold nights. Daily temperatures ranged between 7°C - 27°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 5°C - 10°C.
Currently, we are not harvesting.
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Block preparation for the next transplanting is nearly complete. We are also working in the pack house upgrading the sorting machine. The first two patches planted are looking very good and plants are adjusting comfortably to their new environment.