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Gillieston Fresh - Posted by

Next week we will be picking reasonable volumes.
Hot and sunny days with sporadic showers. Daily temperatures ranged between 17°C - 36°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 10°C - 22°C.
Reasonable numbers harvested.
Quality is ok.
Next week we will be picking reasonable volumes. We were expecting to be harvesting larger volumes at this stage of the season, but due to the extreme fluctuation in temperatures the plants have been challenged.

SA Pride - Posted by

Another heat wave has came through our growing region.
A few days with extremely hot temperatures. Daily temperatures ranged between 21°C – 42°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 13°C - 21°C.
Good numbers harvested this week.
Fruit quality is looking good and has improved.
Smaller quantities will be harvested next week. Another heat wave has came through our growing region, fortunately it had minimal impact to our plantations and fruit quality.

Tassie Pride - Posted by

The warmer weather has brought upon a few necessary changes.
Mostly warm and sunny days. Daily temperatures ranged between 11°C – 23°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 10°C - 14°C.
Reasonable numbers harvested.
Quality is very good.
The warmer weather has brought upon a few necessary changes. We are performing more extensive crop monitoring as well as releasing beneficial insects to control pests as we have noticed an increase in activity, which is normal when the weather warms up.

Gillieston Fresh Produce - Posted by

The fluctuation in conditions might provide its challenges to the crop.
Hot and sunny days with sporadic showers. Daily temperatures ranged between 16°C - 38°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 12°C - 16°C.
Reasonable numbers harvested.
Fruit quality is good.
Currently, the volumes to be harvested this coming week are forecast to be similar to this week. The fluctuation in conditions over the weekend however, might provide its challenges to the crop and result in slightly smaller volumes than originally expected.

SA Pride - Posted by

Due to the warmer conditions we are expecting larger numbers.
A couple of warm days. Daily temperatures ranged between 24°C – 26°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 10°C - 20°C.
Smaller numbers harvested.
Quality is good.
Due to the warmer conditions we are expecting to harvest larger numbers this coming week. Hydroponic houses have been transplanted early this week. Seedlings have adjusted to their new growing environment as expected.

Tassie Pride - Posted by

We are forecasting to continue harvesting large numbers.
Mostly sunny days. Daily temperatures ranged between 17°C – 20°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 9°C - 13°C.
Large numbers harvested.
Quality is good.
We are forecasting to continue harvesting large numbers. Fortunately the favourable daily temperatures are helping our fruit to ripen the way in which we anticipated. Plants are looking very healthy and happy, due to our crop management.

GMT Roma Tomatoes - Posted by

We are forecasting to have similar numbers harvested as current.
Sunny and hot days. Daily temperatures ranged between 23°C – 38°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 9°C - 16°C.
Lower numbers harvested this week.
Quality is good.
We are forecasting to have similar numbers harvested as current. We are managing to maintain high crop health and fruit quality.

Gillieston Fresh Produce - Posted by

Plantings are coming along well.
Sunny and hot days. Daily temperatures ranged between 23°C – 38°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 9°C - 16°C.
Currently, we are not harvesting.
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Plantings are coming along well. We are currently deciding if we will be harvesting the first planting before Christmas. However we are faced with some challenges as the weather forecast predicts conditions above 42°C therefore we are anticipating to change our watering and fertigation regime.

SA Pride - Posted by

Volumes should increase over this coming weekend.
A couple of extremely hot days. Daily temperatures ranged between 12°C – 26°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 5°C - 14°C.
Smaller numbers harvested.
Quality is very good.
Volumes should increase over this coming weekend as temperatures are forecast to be warmer than current. Hydroponic houses will be also planted this coming Monday.

Tassie Pride - Posted by

Everything is going as planned so far.
couple of rainy days. Daily temperatures ranged between 6°C – 19°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 5°C - 8°C.
Large numbers harvested.
Quality is very good.
Everything is going as planned so far. Volumes have been good to date and we are forecasting volumes to pick up for the coming week.

GMT Roma Tomatoes - Posted by

We are heading towards the end of the season.
Sunny and hot days as well as warm nights. Daily temperatures ranged between 21°C – 35°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 18°C - 25°C.
Slightly smaller volumes harvested.
Quality is good.
We are heading towards the end of the season. Volumes for the coming week will be similar to this week. Considering the consistently hot temperatures, plants and fruit are looking very good. We can attribute this to the variety we have `planted along with our strict water and fertigation regime.

Gillieston Fresh Produce - Posted by

This week our focus was on preparing upgrading.
Very cold nights and very hot days. Daily temperatures ranged between 7°C - 25°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 5°C - 9°C.
Currently, we are not harvesting.
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This week our focus was on preparing upgrading and performing maintenance of the packing shed. We have also transplanted patch 5. So far, all is going well and we are happy with the way the plants have matured. We are still forecasting a later start to the season.

SA Pride - Posted by

Volumes will remain as current for the coming week.
A couple of extremely hot days. Daily temperatures ranged between 12°C – 31°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 8°C - 14°C.
Reasonable numbers harvested.
Quality is ok.
Volumes will remain as current for the coming week. The fluctuation between day and night temperatures is stress the plants, but this will be rectified in the coming week.

Tassie Pride - Posted by

The fluctuation in levels of sunlight are providing their challenges.
Cloudy days early in the week. Daily temperatures ranged between 6°C – 21°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 4°C - 11°C.
Good numbers harvested this week.
Fruit is showing great shape, size and shine.
The fluctuation in levels of sunlight are providing their challenges. We are, however managing these fluctuations and achieving a good harvest.

Gillieston Fresh Produce - Posted by

Overall, plant health, flower and fruit set are looking good.
Very hot days and very cold nights. Daily temperatures ranged between 3°C - 32°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 1°C - 12°C.
Currently, we are not harvesting.
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Overall, plant health, flower and fruit set are looking good considering the weather we are experiencing. If the weather continues on the same path, we will most likely begin to harvest later than last season.

GMT Roma Tomatoes - Posted by

A majority of the fruit is still holding up well.
Hot nights and days. Daily temperatures ranged between 20°C – 33°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 18°C - 25°C.
Reasonable numbers harvested.
Quality is ok.
Numbers packed for the coming week will be similar to numbers packed currently. It has been a challenge to manage the crop, due to the continuous heat and high humidity, which hasn’t given the plants time to rest. A majority of the fruit is still holding up well, despite said challenges.

SA Pride - Posted by

Plants are looking strong and healthy.
A couple of extremely hot days. Daily temperatures ranged between 10°C – 46°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 7°C - 20°C.
Good numbers harvested this week.
Fruit quality is good.
The extremely hot temperatures have been a real challenge, which we have had to manage to the best of our ability. Plants are looking strong and healthy, but due to the extreme heat, flower drop will most likely compromise future volumes.

Tassie Pride - Posted by

We are noticing significant improvements this week.
A few sunny days. Daily temperatures ranged between 5°C – 25°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 4°C - 11°C.
Slightly larger numbers harvested.
Fruit quality is very good.
We are noticing significant improvements this week. We have received much more sunlight, which has helped the plants immensely. This has also helped the fruit ripen at an optimum level. If the current weather continues, volumes to be harvested in the coming week will increase significantly.

GMT Roma Tomatoes - Posted by

If all continues as current volumes harvested will increase.
Hot days and nights. Daily temperatures ranged between 20°C – 33°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 18°C - 25°C.
Good numbers harvested this week.
Quality is good.
If all continues as current volumes harvested will increase. The weather is providing its challenges, but the current variety that is planted has proven to remain strong and give us consistent fruit quality.

Gillieston Fresh Produce - Posted by

Patch 4 has been planted early this week.
Very hot days with cold nights. Daily temperatures ranged between 6°C - 42°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 4°C - 18°C.
Currently, we are not harvesting.
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Patch 4 has been planted early this week. Within ten days, seedlings for patch 5 will be ready for planting. The early patches are looking good considering the current weather. With the current extreme temperatures, we are putting an emphasis on our watering regime to maintain plant health and fruit quality.