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Gillieston Fresh Produce - Posted by

Weather conditions have changed from cool, to very hot.
Extremely hot days. Daily temperatures ranged between 19°C - 38°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 10°C - 16°C.
Currently, we are not harvesting.
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Weather conditions have changed from cool, to very hot. A big jump in a very short period, which has obviously stressed the plants. With our efforts in maintaining these young plants, we expect them to adjust to these new temperatures quickly. Hopefully, we will not have excessive flower drop which will effect the volumes at the start of the season.

SA Pride - Posted by

Current plantings in production sitting on a stable harvest pattern.
A few cloudy days with rain. Daily temperatures ranged between 9°C - 30°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 7°C - 15°C.
Good volumes harvested over the week.
Fruit is looking very good in size, shape and colour.
Everything is going well so far with the current plantings in production and sitting on a stable harvest pattern. The second planting is looking very good as plants are strong and loaded with fruit, which are also large in size and hold a healthy green colour. These tomatoes will be ready for harvesting next week.

Tassie Pride - Posted by

We are very pleased with this week’s production and fruit quality.
Cloudy days with rain. Daily temperatures ranged between 12°C - 20°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 7°C - 12°C.
Good numbers harvested.
Fruit quality is looking excellent.
We are very pleased with this week’s production and fruit quality. What remains however is the hard work to manage the challenges brought on by weather conditions and lack of sun light which we are currently managing very well.

GMT Roma Tomatoes - Posted by

This week we reached the end of our growing season.
Sunny and hot days with hot nights. Daily temperatures ranged between 25°C - 45°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 18°C - 21°C.
Small numbers harvested.
Quality is ok.
This week we reached the end of our growing season. We were aiming to keep harvesting until mid December, but unfortunately the extremely high temperatures and high humidity slightly shortened our season.

Gillieston Fresh Produce - Posted by

Everything has been prepared for our next planting.
One day with rain. Daily temperatures ranged between 9°C - 27°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 5°C - 12°C.
Currently, we are not harvesting.
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Everything has been prepared for our next planting which will be planted next week at patch 5. All plantings are growing well.

SA Pride - Posted by

We have had a very good start to the week.
One sunny and hot day while the rest of the week was cold, windy and rainy. Daily temperatures ranged between 12°C - 36°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 10°C - 12°C.
Reasonable numbers harvested earlier on in the week.
Quality is very good.
We have had a very good start to the week. Our harvest schedule has slowed down as we now face different growing conditions. Maximum daily temperatures are reaching an average of 18°C, which has slowed down the ripening of the fruit. We have also had to change our growing strategy to make sure the plants are not going in to shock.

Tassie Pride - Posted by

Currently, we are happy with how we have progressed.
Mostly cloudy days with rain. Daily temperatures ranged between 14°C - 20°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 7°C - 12°C.
Numbers harvested were similar to last week.
Capsicums are looking good in colour, shape, size and shine.
Currently, we are happy with how we have progressed through the season so far. If the weather continues as current, our harvesting may slow down as fruit will take longer to mature due to the lack of sunlight.

GMT Roma Tomatoes - Posted by

Due to the current weather we have found it challenging.
Sunny and hot days with hot nights. Daily temperatures ranging between 24°C - 33°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 18°C - 21°C.
Small numbers harvested.
Quality is holding up well.
Due to the current weather we have found it challenging to pick reasonable numbers of fruit that are of good size, quality and colour. The constant hot days, heavy dews and high humidity have begun to challenge our crops and growing strategies. If this continues we will have to finish our season earlier than expected.

Gillieston Fresh Produce - Posted by

Patch 4 was planted early this week as per our schedule.
One hot day and the rest of the week is pure winter. Daily temperatures ranged between 12°C - 25°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 9°C - 15°C.
Currently, we are not harvesting.
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Patch 4 was planted early this week as per our schedule. Early plantings are looking very good are showing great colour and size.

GMT Roma Tomatoes - Posted by

Plant health and fruit quality are good.
A couple of showers over the weekend, but the rest of the week was sunny. Daily temperatures ranged between 18°C - 30°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 15°C - 20°C.
Reasonable numbers harvested this week.
Quality is looking good.
Plant health and fruit quality are good. Size, however is still on the small end. Nights are now getting slightly cooler, which will slow down the fruit’s ripening process and hopefully will give us more time to apply new growing strategies to get larger fruit size.

SA Pride - Posted by

So far everything is looking very good.
A couple of overcast days while the rest of the week was sunny. Daily temperatures ranged between 14°C - 36°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 9°C - 15°C.
The numbers harvested this week have increased.
Fruit is looking good.
So far everything is looking very good. Soil plantings have now taken off as plants are looking robust and fruit is taking good size. Hydroponic plantings are looking great, fruit set is optimal with bottom fruit trusses looking great in shape size and shine with a natural dark green colour.

Tassie Pride - Posted by

We are almost in full production and plants are loaded.
A couple of cloudy days with rain, but the rest of the week was sunny. Daily temperatures ranged between 9°C - 20°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 7°C - 12°C.
Reasonable volumes harvested this week.
Fruit quality is looking very good.
We are almost in full production and plants are loaded with very good looking fruit. We are also facing daily challenges that we have managed to the best of our ability, which in turn has given us optimal fruit.

Gillieston Fresh Produce - Posted by

We have now planted 3 patches.
Cold nights with warm days. Daily temperatures ranged between 15°C - 20°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 9°C - 15°C.
Currently, we are not harvesting.
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We have now planted 3 patches, with the 4th due to be planted next week. So far all crops are looking good and strong. Seedlings, for the next plantings, are germinating as expected and are developing well. With weather permitting we should begin to harvest just before Christmas.

QLD Pride - Posted by

Our season has come to an end.
Hot days and nights. Daily temperatures ranging between 20°C - 33°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 18°C - 20°C.
Currently, we are not harvesting.
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Our season has come to an end. We are now performing an end of season clean up of the packing shed, along with the latest patches. We have begun our preparation for the 2019 season as we have chosen where to plant. Measurement and sizing of each patch along with performing the preliminary test of the soils is under way.

GMT Roma Tomatoes - Posted by

The high temperature and humidity, are challenging us.
Hot days and nights. Daily temperatures ranging between 20°C - 33°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 18°C - 20°C.
The numbers harvested this week were similar to last.
Quality is looking good.
The much warmer conditions are helping with the increase of our volumes. The high temperature and humidity, are challenging us to achieve better quality and optimal size fruit, which is why, we have changed our growing strategy to help our plants and fruit to adjust to the current weather conditions.

SA Pride - Posted by

This week our 2018-2019 season has begun.
A few days with rain. Daily temperatures ranged between 10°C - 30°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 5°C - 10°C.
Small number harvested.
Quality is ok.
This week our 2018-2019 season has begun. Quality, is ok considering the extreme difference between day and night temperatures. We are, however managing these challenges well as fruit is looking very healthy

Tassie Pride - Posted by

We have had a good start to the season so far.
Cloudy days with heavy storms during the week. Daily temperatures ranged between 9°C - 20°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 5°C - 10°C.
Larger numbers harvested this week.
Quality is good.
We have had a good start to the season so far. We hope that with the upcoming warmer conditions we will harvest larger volumes.

QLD Pride - Posted by

Our season has almost come to an end.
Hot days and nights with a couple of showers. Daily temperatures ranging between 19°C - 32°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 18°C - 20°C.
Numbers harvested this week were similar to last week.
Overall quality is good.
Our season has almost come to an end. We have another 2 picks to go on our last 2 patches, which will then see us to the closing of the 2018 season. We have began preparation for the 2019 season,, performing relevant soil tests and scheduling what needs to be completed to get the soil in optimum condition.

GMT Roma Tomatoes - Posted by

Volumes are up to where we need them it to be.
Hot days and nights with a couple of showers. Daily temperatures ranging between 19°C- 32°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 18°C - 20°C.
Large numbers of good quality Roma Tomatoes have been harvested this week.
Size however, is on the small side range.
Volumes are up to where we need them it to be, but the inconsistent temperatures are preventing us from achieving a larger size. We are now working on a different growing strategy which should enable us to manage this issue. Our season should continue until early December, weather permitted.

SA Pride - Posted by

We will start to harvest our first plantings next week.
A couple of days with cold nights. Daily temperatures ranged between 12°C - 30°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 7°C - 15°C.
Currently, we are not harvesting.
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Warmer weather has now come around, and we can immediately see the effect of sunlight and higher temperatures. Between our growing strategies along with the better weather, plants are developing faster, fruit has started to take on size and shape. Colour is also looking good. We will start to harvest our first plantings next week.