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All houses have now been planted.
Sunny and hot days. Daily temperatures ranged between 16°C - 31°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 14°C - 18°C.
Currently, we are not harvesting.
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All houses have now been planted, seedlings are looking very good and well adjusted to their new growing environment.

SA Pride - Posted by

Early this week we planted the hydroponic houses.
Sunny and hot days. Daily temperatures ranged between 23°C - 40°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 14°C - 20°C.
Currently, we are not harvesting.
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Early this week we planted the hydroponic houses. Regardless of the hot conditions, seedlings have adjusted to the new environment quite well and are looking good. Soil crop will be planted over the weekend, which leaves us to plant the second lot of hydroponic houses, which will take place early next week.

Tassie Pride - Posted by

Due to the hot conditions we are back again in full production.
Mostly sunny days. Daily temperatures ranged between 13°C - 27°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 8°C - 12°C.
Larger volumes picked this week.
Fruit is good in quality.
Due to the hot conditions we are back again in full production. We have constantly adjusted our growing strategy to the weather and through this we have managed to achieve a good size for our fruit despite these current conditions typically having an opposite affect.

Gillieston Fresh Produce - Posted by

Thankfully, this week’s temperatures have slightly dropped.
Hot and sunny days. Daily temperatures ranged between 18°C - 37°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 16°C - 19°C.
Reasonable volumes harvested this week.
Quality is ok.
Thankfully, this week’s temperatures have slightly dropped. This has given us the chance to catch up on the harvest, but most importantly on crop care and enable us to recover the plant’s health.

SA Pride - Posted by

We are currently picking from the shade cloth houses.
Extremely hot days. Daily temperatures ranged between 23°C - 46°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 23°C - 28°C.
Small volumes harvested.
Quality is holding up well considering the weather conditions.
We are currently picking from the shade cloth houses, however the extreme temperatures have been consistent for 4 weeks and are now putting the plants and fruit under pressure. Plastic houses and the hydroponic houses for the next plantings are almost ready. Seedlings are coming along well and looking very healthy, transplanting, will take place within 2 weeks.

Tassie Pride - Posted by

We are forecasting to be back in full production sooner
A few cloudy days with rain. Daily temperatures ranged between 13°C - 32°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 10°C - 14°C.
Smaller numbers picked this week.
Fruit is looking great in size, shape, colour and quality.
We have just come out of a flush, but, due to the very hot conditions, with temperatures reaching over 30 degrees throughout the weekend, we are forecasting to be back in full production sooner than anticipated as fruit is ripening faster.

Gillieston Fresh Produce - Posted by

It looks like the very high temperatures are going to persist.
Extremely hot days. Daily temperatures ranged between 18°C - 46°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 16°C - 23°C.
Smaller numbers harvested.
Quality is holding up ok considering the weather conditions.
It looks like the very high temperatures are going to persist. It has been an extremely hot summer so far, which has pushed us to change our harvesting schedule and growing strategies. We are now at our 4th week with extremely hot temperatures, which are starting to impact harvest volumes, quality and plant health.

SA Pride - Posted by

Hydroponics and soil re-planting is scheduled
Sunny and hot days with cool nights. Daily temperatures ranged between 14°C - 32°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 10°C - 14°C.
The numbers harvested were up compared to last week.
Quality is very good.
Volumes for the coming week will drop as only a few houses are now in production. Hydroponics and soil re-planting is schedule to take place the first week of February. The seedlings for this re-planting are coming along well and are looking both strong and healthy.

Tassie Pride - Posted by

We are now in full production.
Mostly sunny days. Daily temperatures ranged between 10°C - 24°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 9°C - 12°C.
Large volumes harvested.
Capsicum quality is looking good.
Thanks to the current weather and our growing strategies, we are now in full production. A good number of Red Capsicums have been harvested and will continue to be harvested in the coming week.

Gillieston Fresh Produce - Posted by

Over the weekend, temperatures are forecast to reach above 40°C.
Cold nights with hot days. Daily temperatures ranged between 11°C - 39°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 9°C - 14°C.
Volumes harvested this week were similar to last.
Quality is holding up well considering the weather conditions.
Plants are currently stressed, as day and overnight temperatures have fluctuated dramatically. Over the weekend, temperatures are forecast to reach above 40°C, which means patch 1 may suffer as it is at the end of its life cycle. We are confident that all other younger patches will be fine during this period.

SA Pride - Posted by

Pads and fans houses are going strong, fruit is looking good.
Sunny and hot days. Daily temperatures ranged between 20°C - 42°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 18°C - 23°C.
Reasonable numbers harvested.
Quality is looking good.
Soil plantings and low-tech hydroponic houses have now come to the end of the first part of their season. Soon, clean up work will begin along with preparing for autumn crop plantings, which should take place in early February. Pads and fans house are going strong, fruit is looking good and plants are going through the extreme heat with minimal stress.

Tassie Pride - Posted by

Currently growing conditions are optimal.
Sunny and warm days. Daily temperatures ranged between 12°C - 27°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 10°C - 15°C.
Good numbers harvested this week.
Fruit is looking very good.
Currently growing conditions are optimal and the plants are looking very healthy. This, along with our crop monitoring and growing strategies is giving us a return of good quality capsicums.

Gillieston Fresh Produce - Posted by

We are weary of the forecast as temperatures will rise again.
Sunny days with very hot temperatures. Daily temperatures ranged between 16°C - 44°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 12°C - 23°C.
Good numbers harvested.
Quality overall is good.
Considering the conditions, which changed from cold to extremely hot in such a short space of time, planting and fruit health are both looking good. We are weary of the forecast as temperatures will rise again between 37°C to 45°C. This may put plants under stress, which can compromise fruit quality and future volumes due to flower drop.

SA Pride - Posted by

Volumes are up and quality is also very good.
Sunny and hot days. Daily temperatures ranged between 14°C - 36°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 12°C - 16°C.
Good numbers harvested.
Fruit quality is good.
Volumes are up and quality is also very good. Plants are looking very healthy and strong. Between this week and next week, there will be a period of warmer temperatures which may compromise fruit quality. We are preparing and changing our growing strategies in order to get through this period with minimal repercussion.

Tassie Pride - Posted by

We will be able to harvest good volumes of red and green capsicums.
A few overcast days with rain. Daily temperatures ranged between 10°C - 26°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 9°C - 12°C.
Our numbers harvested have been quiet substantial this week.
Quality is great.
As per our forecast, we will be able to harvest good volumes of red and green capsicums, while yellow are still trailing behind. This current pattern will continue for the next few weeks.

Gillieston Fresh Produce - Posted by

The first harvest of the 2018-2019 season performed mid this week.
Sunny and warm days, rain forecast across the weekend. Daily temperatures ranged between 12°C - 30°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 10°C - 16°C.
Reasonable numbers harvested.
Quality is reasonable.
The first harvest of the 2018-2019 season was been performed mid this week. The quality of the first pick is reasonable. This is due to the early weather in the season, which has been quite harsh. Fruit coming up from the next harvest, however, is looking much better.

SA Pride - Posted by

We have now ordered the seeds and planed for the winter plantings.
Sunny early in the week with a rain forecast over the weekend. Daily temperatures ranged between 12°C - 35°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 10°C - 16°C.
Large volumes harvested.
Quality is very good.
The dramatic fluctuation of temperatures over the last couple of weeks has brought on significant challenges which, so far we have overcome well. We have now ordered the seeds and planed for the winter plantings. We expect these seedlings to be ready by early February.

Tassie Pride - Posted by

The current harvest pattern will continue until the end of the month.
Mostly overcast days with rain. Daily temperatures ranged between 12°C - 25°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 9°C - 12°C.
This week’s harvest was similar to last week.
Quality is very good.
The current harvest pattern will continue until the end of the month. Numbers of Red Capsicums picked are way above the volumes of Yellow, while Green sits in between. Looking at the plants, there is plenty of fruit setting and plenty in the green mature stage, which will just need to take colour in order to be picked.

Gillieston Fresh Produce - Posted by

Victoria has had quiet unfortunate weather due to heavy rain.
One day with rain. Daily temperatures ranged between 12°C - 33°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 10°C - 16°C.
Currently, we are not harvesting.
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Victoria has had quiet unfortunate weather due to heavy rain. Although, our specific region did not experience such weather. Showers however, are forecast over the weekend and we are hoping that we do not receive as much rain as the metropolitan areas as it may compromise the quality of the first harvest, which is planned to take place within a week.

SA Pride - Posted by

Because temperatures climbed consistently, we harvested all fruit.
Sunny and very hot days. Daily temperatures ranged between 15°C - 40°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 12°C - 15°C.
Good numbers harvested.
Fruit is looking very good.
Because temperatures climbed consistently, we harvested all fruit at the “breaker” colour stage to avoid fruit reaching full colour and becoming soft. We also picked our 3rd planting for the 1st time, where our pads and fans are located and although outside temperatures reached above 40°C, internal temperatures where at 28°C, therefore avoiding any issues.