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Tassie Pride - Posted by

We are pleased with the volumes we are currently harvesting.
Cloudy early mornings with sunny days. Daily temperatures ranged between 12°C – 20°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 4°C - 10°C.
Reasonable volumes harvested this week.
Quality is good.
We are pleased with the volumes we are currently harvesting. We are conscious though of temperatures becoming cooler and daylight length becoming shorter, which may gradually impact our pack out numbers for future weeks.

Gillieston Fresh Produce - Posted by

We have now started to harvest patch 6 this week.
A few cloudy days. Daily temperatures ranged between 11°C - 24°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 7°C - 10°C.
Good volumes harvested this week.
Quality is looking good.
Along with patch 5 already being harvested, we have now started to harvest patch 6 this week. This should help bring harvest numbers up for the week ahead, providing day and night temperatures are not lower than what we have already experienced.

SA Pride - Posted by

Production should pick up slightly in the coming week.
Sunny and warm days with cool nights. Daily temperatures ranged between 24°C – 35°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 10°C - 20°C.
Reasonable numbers harvested.
Quality is very good.
Production should pick up slightly in the coming week. The green house plantings are coming along well and their first harvest should take place in mid April.

Tassie Pride - Posted by

We still managed to harvest larger volumes than predicted.
Mostly overcast days with rain. Daily temperatures ranged between 12°C – 20°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 7°C - 12°C.
Reasonable numbers harvested this week.
Fruit quality is very good.
Although we had a lack of sunlight, we still managed to harvest larger volumes than predicted. This coming week should see similar quantities harvested.

Gillieston Fresh Produce - Posted by

Increase of harvest volumes as well as quality.
Warm and sunny days. Daily temperatures ranged between 18°C - 34°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 8°C - 18°C.
Larger volumes harvested this week.
Quality is looking good.
Fortunately, the weather conditions have been quiet favourable, which has assisted in the increase of harvest volumes as well as quality. At this current moment our efforts are centred on maintaining these levels of volume and quality by ensuring plant and fruit health throughout harsher weather, should it eventuate.

SA Pride - Posted by

The latest planting is doing well, with plants looking good.
A few overcast days with rain. Daily temperatures ranged between 12°C – 24°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 10°C - 15°C.
Small numbers harvested.
Quality is good.
Due to the much cooler temperatures we are experiencing, we are forecasting to harvest small numbers for the next week. The latest planting is doing well, with plants looking good and healthy, but slightly slow on growth.

Tassie Pride - Posted by

We have had a good week of harvesting.
A few rainy days. Daily temperatures ranged between 12°C – 22°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 7°C - 14°C.
Good numbers harvested.
Capsicum quality is very good.
We have had a good week of harvesting. If the current overcast and rainy weather continues however, volumes harvested will be lower next week as the fruit ripening process will be slowed down.

Gillieston Fresh Produce - Posted by

For the coming week, numbers will be very low due to rainfall.
A couple of days with rain. Daily temperatures ranged between 18°C - 27°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 11°C - 18°C.
Reasonable numbers harvested.
Quality is good.
For the coming week, numbers will be very low due to rainfall exceeding 50mm. Unfortunately this rainfall has limited our access to the field in order to physically pick the fruit. We are optimistic however and hope that the rainfall has caused minimal damage to the crop.

SA Pride - Posted by

Our volumes will increase considerably.
Hot and sunny days with warm nights. Daily temperatures ranged between 15°C – 30°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 7°C - 15°C.
Numbers harvested this week have slightly increased.
Quality is good.
Once the weather warms up as is predicted, our volumes will increase considerably.

Tassie Pride - Posted by

We anticipate larger volumes to be harvested next week.
Warm days with cool nights. Daily temperatures ranged between 12°C – 23°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 7°C - 12°C.
Good volumes harvested.
Quality is looking very good.
This season is going well and we anticipate larger volumes to be harvested next week.

Gillieston Fresh Produce - Posted by

Next week patch 4 will be in production.
Mostly hot and sunny days. Daily temperatures ranged between 18°C - 33°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 12°C - 18°C.
Reasonable numbers harvested.
Quality is ok.
Next week patch 4 will be in production, which will increase harvest volumes. We are hopeful that the forecast temperatures will not have a negative effect on the plants as warm days with cold overnight temperatures have been predicted.

SA Pride - Posted by

This week we have started picking from the hydroponic houses.
Sunny and hot days with warm nights. Daily temperatures ranged between 17°C – 32°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 17°C - 23°C.
Small numbers harvested.
Quality is very good.
This week we have started picking from the hydroponic houses. As per any 1st harvest, numbers are small. By the end of next week numbers will pick up. We have transplanted the second lot of seedlings for the winter season and in two weeks we will transplant the third and final lot.

Tassie Pride - Posted by

Currently the plants are at their strongest point.
Mostly sunny days with a couple of showers. Daily temperatures ranged between 12°C – 27°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 10°C - 14°C.
Good numbers harvested.
Fruit size, shape and shine are excellent.
We are happy with the volumes that we harvested this week and anticipate that this will continue into next week. Currently the plants are at their strongest point with respect to health and production. Our biological control methods have also managed pest activity quite well.

Gillieston Fresh Produce - Posted by

Within a couple of weeks we will be back in full production.
Hot and sunny days with warm nights. Daily temperatures ranged between 16°C - 33°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 15°C - 18°C.
Good numbers harvested.
Quality is improving.
We are expecting slightly smaller numbers to be harvested next week. We will experience a small period with low harvest numbers as we are about to finish harvesting patch 2. Patch 4 is still a week away from harvesting. Within a couple of weeks we will be back in full production.

SA Pride - Posted by

We will be transplanting the greenhouses.
Cold nights with warm days. Daily temperatures ranged between 12°C – 31°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 10°C - 16°C.
Small numbers harvested.
Quality is good.
The cool weather conditions have affected the hydroponic plantings, and has pushed the first harvest out by 2 weeks, because of this our harvest volumes will be lower. Over this weekend we will be transplanting the greenhouses for the second part of the season.

Tassie Pride - Posted by

In the coming week we will be harvesting reasonable volumes.
Cool nights with warm days. Daily temperatures ranged between 5°C – 24 °C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 4°C - 12°C.
Reasonable numbers harvested this week.
Quality is excellent.
In the coming week we will be harvesting reasonable volumes. We are pleased with how the season is progressing, plants are looking strong, healthy and loaded with fruit, our pest and disease management has been effective and all potential challenges are under control. Hopefully this continues until the end of the season.

Gillieston Fresh Produce - Posted by

Fruit overall is looking good.
Sunny days with cold nights. Daily temperatures ranged between 8°C - 32°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 6°C - 15°C.
Reasonable numbers harvested.
Quality is good.
Harvest numbers for next week will be slightly larger than this week if the rain holds off. Fruit overall is looking good, with size being slightly smaller due to the weather conditions we have experienced. Volumes will increase for once patch 3 has come into full production.

SA Pride - Posted by

We will begin to harvest the hydroponic houses in two weeks.
A few extremely hot days. Daily temperatures ranged between 14°C – 44°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 12°C - 18°C.
Good volumes harvested.
Quality is looking good.
Our harvest volumes for the coming week will be smaller than this week’s as the current houses in production are at the end of their picking cycle. We will begin to harvest the hydroponic houses in two weeks. Volumes will increase at that stage.

Tassie Pride - Posted by

This coming week volumes will be slightly lower than this week’s.
One day with rain. 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.
This coming week volumes will be slightly lower than this week’s. Over this weekend temperatures are forecast to reach 30°C, which is uncharacteristically hot for Tasmania. We have put precautions in place to manage and maintain plant health during this period of hot conditions.

Gillieston Fresh Produce - Posted by

Patch 3 is ready for its first harvest.
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Good numbers harvested.
Quality is good considering the weather conditions.
For the coming week our volumes will be low. Patch 1 has now come to the end of its picking cycle and patch 3 is ready for its first harvest. Due to the extreme heat and heavy rain forecast over the weekend we have decided to postpone patch 3’s harvest in order to keep the plants and fruit protected.