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QLD Pride - Posted by

Thankfully, the rain has eased off.
Hot, sunny days with warm nights. Daily temperatures ranged between 21°C - 34°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 16°C - 21°C.
Currently, we are not harvesting.
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Thankfully, the rain has eased off, and has allowed our plantings to go ahead as scheduled. The first three patches planted are looking good. Plants have nice large foliage, thick strong stems and are starting to develop their first flowers. The current weather has also given us the opportunity to work up ground and keep working the soil for the future plantings.

GMT Roma Tomatoes - Posted by

Rain has overwhelmed our fist three patches.
Hot sunny days with warm nights. Daily temperatures ranged between 21°C - 34°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 16°C - 21°C.
Currently, we are not harvesting.
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Unfortunately, the previous rain has overwhelmed our fist three patches. Evidently this means there will be another three more patches to go by before we see our premium fruit being packed. Due to the delay in the start of the season, we have attempted to maximise our time and upgrade our packing machine, which will be completed early next week.

SA Pride - Posted by

This week’s optimum growing conditions have brought on growth.
Hot days with warm nights. Daily temperatures ranged between 21°C - 34°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 14°C - 18°C.
Small volumes harvested.
Quality is good.
This week’s optimum growing conditions have brought on strong growth, flowering and also the harvest. Next week should give us some good volumes of fruit.

Tassie Pride - Posted by

We are continuing to experience challenging weather.
Cloudy days with rain. Daily temperatures ranged between 10°C - 21°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 7°C - 12°C.
Numbers harvested this week were similar to last.
Capsicums are good in shape, size and quality.
We are continuing to experience challenging weather, which has delayed the ripening of the fruit. We have modified our growing strategies, to achieve better sizing and hopefully quicker maturing of the fruit.

Cafcakis Nominees - Posted by

The favourable weather conditions have helped us to harvest.
Hot days with warm nights. Daily temperatures ranged between 21°C - 34°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 14°C - 18°C.
Good numbers harvested.
Fruit quality is very good.
The favourable weather conditions have helped us to harvest greater numbers. Soon, we will be finished with our oldest planting and begin to harvest the new one which will increase our overall volume.

Gillieston Fresh Produce - Posted by

The favourable conditions have loaded the plants with fruit.
Hot days with cold nights. Daily temperatures ranged between 12°C - 34°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 6°C - 12°C.
Small numbers harvested this week.
Quality is looking good.
The favourable conditions have loaded the plants with fruit. We anticipate that our volumes harvested will increase within the coming week. The overnight temperatures however, are giving us some challenges, which we are successfully managing as plants and fruit are looking good. Kapiris

CPA Packers - Posted by

Harvest volume and quality remain consistent.
Hot days with cold nights. Daily temperatures ranged between 12°C - 34°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 6°C - 12°C.
Small numbers harvested.
Fruit quality is good, with size at the smaller end.
Harvest volume and quality remain consistent, with the previous week.

QLD Pride - Posted by

Our next planting is scheduled for this coming weekend.
Sunny, hot days with rain forecast over the weekend. Daily temperatures ranged between 25°C - 32°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 18°C - 23°C.
Currently, we are not harvesting.
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Our next planting is scheduled for this coming weekend. It could, be postponed as rainy days appear on the current forecast. Our first plantings are coming along well. We have had some plant losses due to burning from some hot days, but overall, we are fairing well.

GMT Roma Tomatoes - Posted by

We have had a good start to the week.
Sunny, hot days with rain forecast over the weekend. Daily temperatures ranged between 25°C - 32°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 18°C - 23°C.
Currently, we are not harvesting.
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We have had a good start to the week, with sunny days which have let us work on our crops. More rain is expected, which hopefully will not last as long as the forecast states. Our aim at this point is to be able to get into our 1st patch and harvest.

SA Pride - Posted by

The plastic house plantings are now ready to be harvested.
Hot days with cool nights. Daily temperatures ranged between 15°C - 27°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 10°C - 15°C.
Small volumes harvested.
Quality is good.
The plastic house plantings are now ready to be harvested. Plants are looking good and are loaded with good fruit, which will be picked over this weekend. Semi-hydroponic plantings are still going strong. The latest semi-hydroponic planting is coming along well and will be ready for picking in 2 to 3 weeks. 6/

Tassie Pride - Posted by

Due to the cloudy days we are experiencing a lack of sunlight.
Mostly cloudy days. Daily temperatures ranged between 10°C - 21°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 7°C - 12°C.
Small volumes harvested.
Fruit is looking very good.
Due to the cloudy days we are experiencing a lack of sunlight, which has slowed down the ripening process of the Capsicums. Plants, however, are looking very good, and are loaded with young fruit.

Cafcakis Nominees - Posted by

New plantings are coming along well.
Hot days with cool nights. Daily temperatures ranged between 15°C - 27°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 10°C - 15°C.
Volumes harvested are low.
Quality is good.
New plantings are coming along well and look both healthy and strong, flower set is looking good. Earlier plantings have recovered, but the size of the heirloom varieties started to fall away as we are reaching the end of the plant’s cycle.

Gillieston Fresh Produce - Posted by

As aforementioned our volumes have eased up.
Warm sunny days with cool nights. Daily temperatures ranged between 12°C - 30°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 8°C - 12°C.
Smaller volumes harvested.
Quality is looking good.
As aforementioned our volumes have eased up as we have now reduced to 2 patches in production. Next week, however, this will change as patch 8 will come into production along with patch 6 and 7. Our last planting, is coming along well, with plants looking strong, healthy and loaded with good quality fruit.

CPA Packers - Posted by

Harvest volume and quality similar to last week.
Warm sunny days with cool nights. Daily temperatures ranged between 12°C - 30°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 8°C - 12°C.
Small numbers harvested.
Fruit quality is good, with size on the smaller end.
Harvest volume and quality similar to last week.

QLD Pride - Posted by

The start of 2018 season has been challenging due to excessive rain.
Overcast days with rain. Daily temperatures ranged between 25°C - 32°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 18°C - 23°C.
Currently, we are not harvesting.
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The start of 2018 season has been challenging due to excessive rain. We have subsequently managed to plant our first 2 patches with seedlings looking good. Thankfully, this rainfall has also filled our dam which gives us enough fresh water to get through the 2018 season. Patch 3 is due for planting next week.

GMT Roma Tomatoes - Posted by

We have had a great deal of rain along with overcast days.
Overcast days with rain. Daily temperatures ranged between 25°C - 32°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 18°C - 23°C.
Currently, we are not harvesting.
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We have had a great deal of rain along with overcast days. This has pushed back the first harvest until the week of 20/04. Thankfully we do not anticipate any losses of fruit as the rain has not been heavy. As soon as the ground dries up, we will be able to generate a more accurate assessment of the fruit quality.

SA Pride - Posted by

Crops are looking very good with strong flower set.
Hot days with cool nights. Daily temperatures ranged between 14°C - 36°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 10°C - 16°C.
Volumes harvested are similar to last week.
Quality is good.
Volumes will be lower over the next few weeks as the new plantation in semi hydro and shade cloth come into production. Crops are looking very good with strong flower set.

Tassie Pride - Posted by

We will be harvesting larger volumes in the weeks ahead.
Overcast days with rain. Daily temperatures ranged between 16°C - 21°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 7°C - 14°C.
Smaller numbers harvested compered to last week.
Quality is good.
The weather we have had at the start of the week has not helped the fruit to mature. Sunnier and warmer days are forecast over Easter and if this eventuates we will be harvesting larger volumes in the weeks ahead.

Cafcakis Nominees - Posted by

Plants are responding positively to the current weather.
Hot days with cool nights. Daily temperatures ranged between 14°C - 36°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 10°C - 16°C.
Slightly better volumes harvested.
Quality is good.
So far it has been a very hard season, with weather moving from extremely hot conditions to very cool over night. Plants however, are responding positively to the current weather as fruit set is looking very good. We are expecting to be picking more quantity next week.

Gillieston Fresh Produce - Posted by

Currently, we have three patches in production.
A couple of overcast days with showers early in the week. Daily temperatures ranged between 10°C - 27°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 6°C - 12°C.
Good numbers harvested.
Quality is looking good.
Currently, we have three patches in production, 5,6 and 7. With patch 5 a pick away from finishing, volumes will slightly ease up, which is also brought on by the colder nights as temperatures have not dropped below 10°C. Kapiris