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GMT Roma Tomatoes - Posted by

Overall, we are happy with the plant and fruit health.
Mostly sunny days during the week. Daily temperatures ranged between 25°C – 30°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 10°C - 18°C.
Harvest volumes are small.
Quality is good.
Overall, we are happy with the plant and fruit health. We will be harvesting larger volumes in the coming weeks as the newer patches previously mentioned are good and loaded with quality fruit. We will see these patches produce larger volumes.

Tassie Pride - Posted by

We are currently forecasting to harvest small volumes next week.
Some days with sun this week, but mostly windy with showers. Daily temperatures ranged between 12°C – 14°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 1°C - 9°C.
Harvest volumes are small.
Quality is looking good.
We are currently forecasting to harvest small volumes next week, but as we come into October we will be in full production for red and yellow capsicums.

SA Pride - Posted by

All plantings are doing extremely well.
Some sunny days this week with a few showers. Daily temperatures ranged between 14°C – 26°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 1°C - 15°C.
Currently, we are not harvesting.
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All plantings are doing extremely well and flower set is excellent and prolific. The warmer weather experienced last week has helped growth tremendously.

Gillieston Fresh Produce - Posted by

We have completed our preparations of patch 1 and 2.
Mostly cloudy days with some showers later in the week. Daily temperatures ranged between 15°C – 20°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 1°C - 11°C.
Currently, we are not harvesting.
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We have completed our preparations of patch 1 and 2 and they are now ready for transplanting. We will be transplanting in the next few week and we are also preparing the other patches.

QLD Pride - Posted by

Patch 8 and patch 9 are in production, both in their prime.
Mostly sunny days during the week. Daily temperatures ranged between 25°C – 27°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 16°C - 18°C.
Harvest volumes are good with a lower number of premiums packed.
Quality has improved with each pick however.
Last week’s rain event provided its challenges and has slightly, but prematurely resulted in us having to end picking from 1 patch. Patch 8 and patch 9 are in production, both of which are in their prime and baring good quality tomatoes. Patch 11 is some time away from its first pick.

GMT Roma Tomatoes - Posted by

Tomatoes on the plants are looking good in all aspects.
Mostly sunny days during the week. Daily temperatures ranged between 25°C – 27°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 16°C - 18°C.
Lower harvested volumes.
Quality is improving with each pick.
We are recovering from the effects of the considerable rain that we experienced last week, but anticipate harvest volumes to increase in the coming week. The new land which we planted on and mentioned in June is showing promising results as the tomatoes on the plants are looking good in all aspects of quality, shape and size.

Tassie Pride - Posted by

We are hopeful to continue planting and see a quicker development.
Cold and windy days this week with showers. Daily temperatures ranged between 12°C – 17°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 4°C - 11°C.
Harvest volumes are lower.
Quality is good, but the size of the capsicums are smaller.
We currently remain slightly behind on our planting schedule due to the lack of sunlight that we are receiving. As we receive better conditions we are hopeful to continue planting and see a quicker development of the seedlings.

SA Pride - Posted by

The seedlings are coming along well.
Some warm temperatures this week with a few late showers. Daily temperatures ranged between 15°C – 26°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 3°C - 11°C.
Currently, we are not harvesting.
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The seedlings are coming along well and we are still on track to be transplanting the soil houses in October. The earlier plantings are developing well, but we are placing extra care on our watering and fertigation due to the fluctuations in daily and overnight temperatures.

Gillieston Fresh Produce - Posted by

We are currently preparing to transplant patch 1 in 3 weeks.
Mostly cloudy days this week with some showers. Daily temperatures ranged between 14°C – 23°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 1°C - 10°C.
Currently, we are not harvesting.
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We are currently preparing to transplant patch 1 in 3 weeks. We have made a few adjustments this season with two major ones being that we will not be planting Roma Tomatoes this year and will be concentrating solely on Gourmet Tomatoes as well as scheduling our first pick later than previous seasons. This will see us picking in January rather than mid December.

QLD Pride - Posted by

Harvest volumes are lower due to the considerable rain.
Mostly sunny days with heavy rainfall towards the middle of the week. Daily temperatures ranged between 21°C – 28°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 17°C - 20°C.
Harvest volumes are smaller this week.
Quality is good considering the weather.
Harvest volumes are lower due to the considerable rain that we received mid week. 65mm was received in total, but as we have observed the patches, quality has held up well. Larger harvest volumes are expected later this week and early next week as we are experiencing ideal sunny and windy days which will help dry out the soil quickly, as the plants and tomatoes have taken up considerable water.

Tassie Pride - Posted by

We are slightly behind on the polyhouses.
Cold and overcast days this week with showers. Daily temperatures ranged between 12°C – 4°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 0°C - 11°C.
Small harvest volumes this week.
Quality is good.
We are slightly behind on the polyhouses due to the overcast days that we experienced throughout the week. We are hoping however, to receive more sunlight so we can plant as soon as possible and to also help the development of the first plantings in the glass house.

GMT Roma Tomatoes - Posted by

The patches will be cleaned up in 10 days time.
Mostly sunny days with heavy rainfall towards the middle of the week. Daily temperatures ranged between 21°C – 28°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 17°C - 20°C.
Smaller harvest volumes.
Quality is good.
Coming into the weekend we will experience a slight decline in harvest volumes and quality due to the rain that we experienced during our pick this week. We have assessed the patches and have noticed some scaring and circular cracking on the tomatoes. We do however forecast, that the patches will be cleaned up in 10 days time.

SA Pride - Posted by

The plants are growing at a very fast pace.
Some warm temperatures this week with a few windy days. Daily temperatures ranged between 13°C – 24°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 2°C - 8°C.
Currently, we are not harvesting.
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The plants are growing at a very fast pace. The current weather has been excellent for the plants and we hope this continues as we monitor the crop and continue with our fertiliser regime.

QLD Pride - Posted by

Overall, the patches are looking healthy.
Mostly sunny days throughout the week with colder nights. Daily temperatures ranged between 24°C – 28°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 12°C - 19°C.
Harvest volumes are larger.
Quality is good.
Overall, the patches are looking healthy. Patch 5 is due for its final pick and patch 9 has been picked for the first time this week. Quality at the moment is excellent and this will not change for the coming weeks. There is a smaller percentage of misshapen fruit, due to the excessive colder weather experienced earlier.

Tassie Pride - Posted by

We forecast the plants to come out of this period of low productivity.
Cold days this week with wind and showers. Daily temperatures ranged between 12°C – 14°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 1°C - 10°C.
Smaller harvest volumes.
Quality is good.
We continue to harvest smaller volumes due to the colder temperatures we are receiving. As we receive more sunlight, we forecast the plants to come out of this period of low productivity.

SA Pride - Posted by

We are continuing with our crop monitoring and fertiliser program.
Colder temperatures this week with some showers. Daily temperatures ranged between 15°C – 20°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 3°C - 11°C.
Currently, we are not harvesting.
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We are continuing with our crop monitoring and fertiliser program. We are noticing slower plant productivity as we receive these colder temperatures.

GMT Roma Tomatoes - Posted by

We expect harvest volumes to continue to increase.
Mostly sunny days throughout the week with colder nights. Daily temperatures ranged between 24°C – 28°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 12°C - 19°C.
Slightly larger harvest volumes.
Quality is good.
We expect harvest volumes to continue to increase as we anticipate warmer nights. We have also noticed some morning dews. This has forced us to make adjustments in order to protect the crop from potential disease.

QLD Pride - Posted by

Patch 5 & 6 are baring large volumes of tomatoes that are optimal.
Mostly sunny days throughout the week. Daily temperatures ranged between 21°C – 27°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 7°C - 18°C.
Larger volumes harvested.
Quality is good.
Patch 3 and 4 are approaching their final pick, while patch 5 and 6 are baring large volumes of tomatoes that are optimal in quality. We will also begin harvesting from patch 7 today.

GMT Roma Tomatoes - Posted by

The tomatoes will stay on the plants longer.
Mostly sunny days throughout the week. Daily temperatures ranged between 21°C – 27°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 7°C - 18°C.
Volumes harvested are small.
Quality is good.
Harvest volumes will continue to be on the smaller end as the size has dropped. We are hopeful that with the colder nights that are forecast, the tomatoes will stay on the plants longer and reach the desirable size.

Tassie Pride - Posted by

We have performed our first harvest.
Cloudy and cold days this week. Daily temperatures ranged between 11°C – 14°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 1°C - 9°C.
Smaller volumes harvested.
Quality is good.
The seeds that we sowed last week have taken to their new growing environment quite well. The first lot of seeds for the poly houses have also been transplanted and as for the glass houses; we have performed our first harvest. As per any first harvest, volumes are small and we expect our harvesting pattern to be irregular due to the overcast and cold weather.