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QLD Pride - Posted by

So far everything has come together as per our schedule.
Hot sunny days and nights throughout the week. Daily temperatures ranged between 22°C – 33°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 20°C - 24°C.
Currently, we are not harvesting.
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So far everything has come together as per our schedule. This week we have planted patch 3 and patch 4. The first two patches are coming along well and looking good.

Tassie Pride - Posted by

Our volumes have been larger this week.
Warm days with cold nights this week. Daily temperatures ranged between 12°C – 22°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 8°C - 12°C.
Larger numbers harvested.
Quality is excellent.
The much more favourable weather conditions that we received this week has helped the fruit ripen as per course of nature. Our volumes have been larger this week and if the current weather continues, we will be harvesting similar numbers for the coming week.

Gillieston Fresh Produce - Posted by

The quality of the younger tomatoes are good.
Mostly warmer days and colder nights this week. Daily temperatures ranged between 12°C – 26°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 7°C - 13°C.
Good numbers harvested.
Quality is improving with every pick.
Following last week’s heavy rain we were able to assess the patches as well as begin the clean up. Unfortunately, patch 5 has been impacted too much and we have been forced to cease harvesting from it. The outcome for patch 6 and 7, considering that they are much younger than 5, has been different; after a good clean up, we were able to determine that the quality of the younger tomatoes are good and we are able to continue to harvest.

SA Pride - Posted by

Temperatures fluctuating has slowed down our harvest pattern.
Cool days and nights this week. Daily temperatures ranged between 13°C – 25°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 9°C - 14°C.
Small numbers harvested this week.
Quality is good.
We have had quite a cool week with daily temperatures frequently fluctuating, which has slowed down our harvest pattern. The forecast shows that we will be experiencing similar weather next week and if this remains, volumes harvested will be low.

Tassie Pride - Posted by

We will be able to harvest consistent numbers next week.
A couple of overcast rainy days throughout the week. Daily temperatures ranged between 15°C – 24°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 10°C - 16°C.
Reasonable numbers harvested.
Quality is looking very good.
Looking at the plants and fruit we are confident that we will be able to harvest consistent numbers next week. With this being the case, if the weather continues as current, we may experience a slow down in plant productivity due to the lack of sunlight, which makes the fruit mature slower.

Gillieston Fresh Produce - Posted by

The quality of the tomatoes will be compromised.
Heavy rain early in the week. Daily temperatures ranged between 13°C – 25°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 11°C - 16°C.
Small volumes harvested this week.
Quality will be compromised due to the excessive rainfall over the past 72 hours.
Earlier this week we received 50mm of rain, which has ceased our harvest schedule. As a consequence of the excessive rain the quality of the tomatoes will be compromised. We will obtain a better understanding of the full extent of rain affected plants and tomatoes once we are able access the patches. We advise that you take extra care and focus on stock rotation to manage tomato supplies that will be affected impacting not only quality but also shelf life.

QLD Pride - Posted by

Currently, the two patches that are planted are coming along well.
A few days this week with rain. Daily temperatures ranged between 24°C – 33°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 20°C - 24°C.
Currently, we are not harvesting.
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Fortunately even as we experienced a few days with rain this week there was no severe affects that would stop us from continuing to perform our daily duties. Currently, the two patches that are planted are coming along well and patch 3 is due for planting next weekend.

SA Pride - Posted by

We harvested larger volumes this week.
Warm days and cool nights throughout the week. Daily temperatures ranged between 13°C – 30°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 7°C - 16°C.
Slightly larger volumes harvested.
Quality is excellent.
We harvested larger volumes this week and these volumes will increase considerably when our second crop comes in, which is due by mid April. So far, the latest plantations are looking good, healthy and strong with a very good flower and fruit set.

Tassie Pride - Posted by

Early this week we sowed a new lot of seeds.
Warm days with cooler nights this week. Daily temperatures ranged between 10°C - 24°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 10°C - 14°C.
Reasonable volumes harvested to last week.
Quality is good.
Our growing methods and techniques, as well as the favourable growing conditions have helped the plants provide good flower and fruit set, giving us a return of good volumes and quality. Early this week we sowed a new lot of seeds which will be ready to be harvested by the end of July.

QLD Pride - Posted by

This week we transplanted patch 2.
Sunny days and warm nights. Daily temperatures ranged between 22°C – 33°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 19°C - 22°C.
Currently, we are not harvesting.
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This week we transplanted patch 2. Patch 1 and the other seedlings are coming along well as they are looking strong and healthy.

Gillieston Fresh Produce - Posted by

The plants came out of their dormant conditions.
Warmer days with cooler nights this week. Daily temperatures ranged between 13°C - 28°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 7°C - 14°C.
Larger volumes harvested.
Quality is good.
With much better growing conditions this week the plants came out of their dormant conditions as the fruit began to ripen at a faster pace. We are also busy preparing for the forecasted next 5 days of rain, which we aim to have minimal affects on harvest volumes.

SA Pride - Posted by

Temperatures are forecast to be warmer.
Warm throughout most days this week with cooler nights. Daily temperatures ranged between 16°C – 27°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 10°C - 16°C.
Smaller numbers harvested this week compered to last week.
Quality is excellent.
We are experiencing a more gradual trend with respect to our harvest pattern due to the consistently cool temperatures we have had. Fortunately, across this coming week temperatures are forecast to be warmer which will help speed up the ripening process of the fruit and in turn allow us to harvest more frequently.

QLD Pride - Posted by

The seedlings have adjusted well to their new environment.
Clear and sunny days with warm nights. Daily temperatures ranged between 22°C – 33°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 19°C - 22°C.
Currently, we are not harvesting.
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Patch 1 has now been transplanted and the seedlings have adjusted well to their new environment. Seedlings for patches 2 - 4 are coming along well while patch 5 is now in germination.

Tassie Pride - Posted by

Plant health and fruit quality are looking very good.
Warm days and colder nights this week. Daily temperatures ranged between 9°C – 23°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 7°C - 12°C.
Reasonable volumes harvested.
Quality is looking good.
Plant health and fruit quality are looking very good. We forecast to be harvesting consistent volumes next week with weather permitting. Our primary concern at the moment is the amount of sunlight the plants receive.

Gillieston Fresh Produce - Posted by

We are expecting to harvest larger volumes over the coming week.
Warm daily temperatures with cool overnight temperatures during the week. Daily temperatures ranged between 13°C - 27°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 8°C - 14°C.
Slightly larger numbers harvested.
Quality is very good.
We are expecting to harvest larger volumes over the coming week as we experience warmer weather, particularly over the weekend. We also have patch 5 coming into production.

SA Pride - Posted by

Leading to larger volumes of good quality fruit into the future.
Warm days with cooler nights this week. Daily temperatures ranged between 14°C – 28°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 12°C - 14°C.
Smaller volumes harvested.
Quality is very good.
The cooler overnight conditions has slowed down the pace at which the tomatoes are maturing. This slower plant productivity however, will help in achieving a better flower and fruit set, leading to larger volumes of good quality fruit into the future.

Tassie Pride - Posted by

e are beginning to receive less sunlight each day.
Warm and sunny days with cold nights throughout the week. Daily temperatures ranged between 12°C – 22°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 6°C - 15°C.
Reasonable numbers harvested this week.
Quality is good.
So far, despite the unusual weather, we are very pleased with how our season has progressed. We are beginning to receive less sunlight each day as we approach the colder months, which may impact harvest numbers for the weeks ahead.

QLD Pride - Posted by

Seedlings for patch 1 are looking good and healthy.
A few days throughout the week with rain. Daily temperatures ranged between 23°C – 32°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 20°C - 25°C.
Currently, we are not harvesting.
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Seedlings for patch 1 are looking good and healthy, we are waiting for them to take a bit more size and we will then transplant on Wednesday next week. The seedlings to be planted later on are showing strong and healthy development.

Gillieston Fresh Produce - Posted by

Fruit quality has improved as tomatoes are looking good.
Warm days with cool nights. Daily temperatures ranged between 13°C - 24°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 8°C - 14°C.
Smaller numbers harvested.
Quality is very good.
The cooler conditions we are experiencing has slowed down plant productivity. Volumes will pick up again within 10 days when patch 6 and 7 come into full production. Fruit quality has improved as tomatoes are looking good in shape size and shine.

SA Pride - Posted by

Plants are stronger along with presenting a very good flower set.
Warmer daily temperatures this week with cooler nights. Daily temperatures ranged between 16°C – 30°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 12°C - 15°C.
Small volumes harvested.
Quality is looking good.
The cooler temperatures we have started to experience towards the end of this week has slowed down our harvesting pattern. These cooler temperatures however, are allowing the new plantations to grow at a gradual pace that has in turn made them stronger along with presenting a very good flower set.