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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.

QLD Pride - Posted by

We have begun clean up.
Hot days and nights. Daily temperatures ranged between 20°C – 33°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 18°C - 25°C.
Currently, we are not harvesting.
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We have begun clean up of the paddocks along with tilling the soil for the next season.

SA Pride - Posted by

Plants are loaded with good size, mature green fruit.
Cool nights with warm days. Daily temperatures ranged between 10°C – 32°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 7°C - 14°C.
Larger numbers harvested this week.
Fruit is looking good.
Due to the cold nights, our harvest schedule is on a slow path. Plants are loaded with good size, mature green fruit. All we need is for warmer temperatures to eventuate and will enable the fruit to colour up.

Tassie Pride - Posted by

Due to the lack of sunlight, our current harvest pattern is slower.
Overcast days with rain. Daily temperatures ranged between 6°C – 19°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 4°C - 10°C.
Small numbers harvested.
Fruit quality is good.
Due to the lack of sunlight, our current harvest pattern is slower than expected. Volumes will pick up next week with the expected weather forecast.

QLD Pride - Posted by

This week we have come to the end of our season.
Hot nights and days. Daily temperatures ranged between 16°C – 33°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 15°C - 23°C.
Good numbers harvested this week.
Quality is ok.
This week we have come to the end of our season. Early this week, we performed our last harvest. We have now begun the paddock and pack house clean up.

GMT Roma Tomatoes - Posted by

Volumes should pick up from the previous week.
Hot days and nights. Daily temperatures ranged between 16°C – 33°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 15°C - 23°C.
Reasonable numbers harvested this week.
Quality is good.
Volumes should pick up from the previous week. We have now finished growing the winter Roma variety and started to harvest the summer variety which adapt to the current temperatures much better.

Gillieston Fresh Produce - Posted by

We are consistently adjusting our watering and fertilising strategy.
Very cold nights with warm days. Daily temperatures ranged between 4°C - 28°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 3°C - 14°C.
Currently, we are not harvesting.
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This significant difference between daily temperatures and overnight temperatures are a challenge for the plants and the fruit. We are consistently adjusting our watering and fertilising strategy to minimise the impact that the current weather has on the fruit set and fruit quality.

SA Pride - Posted by

Volumes, as any first pick are small, and fruit is looking very good.
Cool nights with warm days. Daily temperatures ranged between 7°C – 23°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 5°C - 14°C.
Small numbers were harvested early this week.
Fruit is looking very good.
With the first harvest being performed early this week we have officially begun our season. Volumes, as any first pick are small, and fruit is looking very good. We will be picking larger volumes within the next week.

QLD Pride - Posted by

Volumes, as we are getting closer to mid November will ease up.
Windy and hot days. Daily temperatures ranged between 15°C – 32°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 14°C - 21°C.
Windy and hot days. Daily temperatures ranged between 15°C – 32°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 14°C - 21°C.
Quality is ok.
Volumes, as we are getting closer to mid November will ease up. Quality is holding up well despite challenges we are facing with weather. The hot and windy days are putting the plants under significant stress.

Tassie Pride - Posted by

The current weather conditions have affected our harvest volumes.
Mostly cloudy with rain. Daily temperatures ranged between 6°C – 14°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 4°C - 9°C.
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The current weather conditions have affected our harvest volumes. Numbers should pick up again in the coming week.

GMT Roma Tomatoes - Posted by

Volumes will slowly reduce as we are getting further into November.
Hot and windy days. Daily temperatures ranged between 15°C – 32°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 14°C - 21°C.
Similar numbers harvested to last week.
Quality is ok.
Volumes will slowly reduce as we are getting further into November. Currently, the dry and hot weather conditions are challenging us to maintain plant health and fruit quality.

Gillieston Fresh Produce - Posted by

Drastic changes in growing conditions have challenged the plants.
Cold nights with cool, rainy and windy days. Daily temperatures ranged between 5°C- 25°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 3°C - 14°C.
Currently, we are not harvesting.
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The drastic changes in growing conditions have challenged the plants. Potential flower drop and slightly misshapen fruit for the early fruit set may occur.

Tassie Pride - Posted by

The sunny days have helped the fruit to mature.
Mostly sunny with warm days and cool nights . Daily temperatures ranged between 6°C – 20°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 5°C - 9°C.
Good numbers harvested this week.
Quality is good.
The sunny days have helped the fruit to mature quicker and we have picked larger volumes. If the current weather continues we will be picking similar numbers within the coming week.

QLD Pride - Posted by

We are forecasting again to harvest large volumes.
Hot days and nights. Daily temperatures ranged between 21°C – 31°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 17°C - 22°C.
Large numbers harvested this week.
Quality is looking good.
We are forecasting again to harvest large volumes this coming week. Fruit quality is very good, firm and clean, with size slightly smaller than normal because of the much faster ripening process. Currently, we are very focused on our picking schedule, monitoring pest activity as well as managing the plants with the consecutively warm days.