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SA Pride - Posted by

We have approx. 2 picks left of the fruit from the hydro houses.
Cloudy days with morning fog throughout the week. Daily temperatures ranged between 14°C - 17°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 1°C - 8°C.
Smaller volumes harvested.
Fruit quality is good. Fruit size is medium. Ripeness is 1⁄4 - 1⁄2 colour.
We have approx. 2 picks left of the fruit from the hydro houses and our season will be completed. We are continuing with our end of season cleanup and preparation for next season’s planting on 15th June.

Tassie Pride - Posted by

We have approx. 1 week left of picking capsicums.
Cloudy days with showers, wind and cool temperatures throughout the week. Daily temperatures ranged between 14°C - 19°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 3°C - 10°C.
Harvest volumes are low.
Fruit quality is good.
We have approx. 1 week left of picking capsicums and will be harvesting again in October. We have had a challenging week as recent storms have lead to damage to the glass house. Our priority at the moment is repairs and once that is complete we will begin to sow seeds for next season. We are likely to begin sowing next week if all goes to plan.

GMT Roma Tomatoes - Posted by

Harvest quantities are increasing.
Sunny days with minimal cloud cover throughout the week. Daily temperatures ranged between 25°C – 28°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 9°C – 19°C.
Smaller volumes harvested.
Fruit quality is very good. Fruit size is medium. Ripeness is 1⁄2 - 3⁄4 colour.
Harvest quantities are increasing as we come out of last week’s cloudy and rainy conditions. The quality of the romas that we are harvesting are very good. We are achieving very good size, colour and firmness.

QLD Pride - Posted by

As of this week we will be harvesting from patches 1 and 2 at full production.
Mostly sunny days and light showers throughout the week with consistent temperatures. Daily temperatures ranged between 27°C – 32°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 16°C – 23°C.
Reasonable volumes harvested.
Fruit quality is good. Fruit size is medium – medium/large. Ripeness is 1⁄2 - 3⁄4.
Patch 9 was planted out last week and patch 10 is scheduled to be planted out late this week. We will be performing a bud pick on patch 3 and as of this week we will be harvesting from patches 1 and 2 at full production. From here we will see larger harvest volumes.

SA Pride - Posted by

We have approx. 3 picks left before our season concludes this week.
Mostly cloudy days and some sunlight throughout the week. Daily temperatures ranged between 16°C - 23°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 5°C - 14°C.
Smaller volumes harvested.
Fruit quality is good. Fruit size is medium. Ripeness is 1⁄2 colour.
It was a cool and rainy back end of last week, but the crops are still looking good and the fruit is taking up colour nicely. We have approx. 3 picks left before our season concludes this week. We are preparing for next season, which has mainly consisted of cleaning up the houses, facilities as well as the entire fertigation system. We are still on schedule to begin planting on 15th June.

Tassie Pride - Posted by

Similar to previous weeks, we are harvesting what remains on the plants.
Cloudy days throughout the week with cooler temperatures. Daily temperatures ranged between 15°C – 21°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 6°C – 10°C.
Harvest volumes are small.
Fruit quality is good.
Similar to previous weeks, we are harvesting what remains on the plants as we finish up our season. Quality is optimal, but harvest volumes as per any end of season are small. Our priority now is to prepare the houses for next season.

GMT Roma Tomatoes - Posted by

We had some rain last week which set us back a couple of days.
Mostly sunny days with some showers this week. Daily temperatures ranged between 24°C – 28°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 19°C – 20°C.
Low volumes harvested.
Fruit quality is very good. Fruit size is medium – medium/large. Ripeness is 1⁄2 - 3⁄4 colour.
This week will be a slow one. We had some rain last week which set us back a couple of days on our picking. Quantities should increase toward the end of the week.

Gillieston Fresh Produce - Posted by

We have now completed our 2023/24 season.
Cloudy days throughout the week with cooler temperatures. Daily temperatures ranged between 14°C – 22°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between -1°C – 11°C.
Currently, we are not harvesting.
Currently, we are not harvesting.
We performed our final pick over the previous weekend and have now completed our 2023/24 season.

SA Pride - Posted by

We are harvesting the last of the fruit.
Mostly cloudy days with cooler overnight temperatures. Daily temperatures ranged between 12°C - 22°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 0°C - 8°C.
Smaller volumes harvested.
Fruit quality is good. Fruit size is medium. Ripeness is ½ - ¾.
We have had a challenging week as we have experienced frosty mornings and cool overnight temperatures. We are harvesting the last of the fruit from the houses as we will be completing our season next week. Our priority will soon be end of season clean up as well as preparing the houses for transplanting for the next season, which should occur on 15th July.

Tassie Pride - Posted by

Continued smaller volumes are being harvested.
Mostly cloudy days with limited sunlight throughout the week. Daily temperatures ranged between 13°C - 17°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 2°C - 6°C.
Small volumes harvested.
Fruit quality is very good.
Continued smaller volumes are being harvested as we wrap up our season. Fruit quality hasn’t fallen despite the limited sunlight and adverse weather. We are performing end of season clean up of the houses and scheduling for replanting.

QLD Pride - Posted by

Patch 9 is being planted early next week.
Mostly sunny days with some late showers this week. Daily temperatures ranged between 25°C – 28°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 10°C – 19°C.
Harvest volumes are low, but will pick up towards the end of the week.
For first pick, quality is very good.
Patch 9 is being planted early next week. We are also doing our first pick on patch 2 and second pick on patch 1. Quantities will increase and we should be in full production by second week of June.

Gillieston Fresh Produce - Posted by

We will be performing our final pick over the weekend.
Mostly cloudy days with fog this week along with cool overnight temperatures. Daily temperatures ranged between 14°C – 17°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between -1°C – 6°C.
Smaller volumes harvested.
Fruit quality is reasonable. Fruit size is small/medium – medium. Ripeness is ½ colour.
We will be performing our final pick over the weekend. We are happy with the quality with the fruit that we have harvested on these last few picks considering the conditions and being this late into the season.

SA Pride - Posted by

We are still seeing fruit colouring up.
Mostly cloudy days with cooler overnight temperatures. Daily temperatures ranged between 17°C - 23°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 2°C - 8°C.
Smaller volumes harvested.
Fruit quality is good. Fruit size is medium. Ripeness is ½ - ¾ colour.
The cloudy days and cooler overnight temperatures have led to a slow down in plant productivity this week. Due to the cooler overnight temperatures we are seeing some cracking on the shoulders of the tomatoes, but for the most part, quality has not been affected. We are still seeing fruit colouring up and we are still harvesting reasonable volumes, but slightly less than previous weeks.

Tassie Pride - Posted by

We are reaching the end of our capsicum season.
Cloudy days with limited sunlight throughout the week. Daily temperatures ranged between 13°C - 18°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 2°C - 10°C.
Smaller volumes harvested.
Fruit quality is good.
We are reaching the end of our capsicum season with approx. 4 picking weeks left. We are harvesting smaller volumes and are also continuing with clean up. Once we harvest the last of the capsicums we will finish clean up and begin to re-plant, which we hope to perform in late June, which should bring us into production in October.

QLD Pride - Posted by

Patch 8 is being planted out early next week.
Mostly sunny days this week. Daily temperatures ranged between 27°C – 29°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 18°C – 21°C.
Currently, we are not harvesting.
Currently, we are not harvesting.
Patch 8 is being planted out early next week. We are performing our first clean-up of patch 1 this week and our first harvest for 2024 will begin late next week. Volumes will be low for the first harvest and we should be within full production by 1st week of June.

Gillieston Fresh Produce - Posted by

We are winding down the season this week.
Mostly cloudy days with morning fog this week along with cooler overnight temperatures. Daily temperatures ranged between 14°C – 21°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 2°C – 9°C.
Smaller volumes harvested.
Fruit quality is good. Fruit size is small/medium – medium. Ripeness is ½ - ¾ colour.
We are winding down the season this week with production slowly coming to an end. Tomatoes are still consistently showing good quality, however the rain from last weekend had a slight impact on the skin of the fruit. Size of the fruit is starting to fall back as we are experiencing cooler weather and wrapping up the season.

GMT Roma Tomatoes - Posted by

As per any start to the season, we are harvesting smaller volumes.
Mostly sunny days this week. Daily temperatures ranged between 27°C – 29°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 18°C – 21°C.
Smaller volumes harvested.
Fruit quality is reasonable. Fruit size is medium. Ripeness is ½ - ¾ colour.
This week has been challenging with the very dry conditions bringing on increased pest activity. As per any start to the season, we are harvesting smaller volumes. Quality is reasonable, but still a ways off from what we want to achieve.

SA Pride - Posted by

Still harvesting strong numbers considering the weather.
Mostly sunny days with moderate temperatures. Daily temperatures ranged between 20°C - 23°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 6°C - 14°C.
Reasonable volumes harvested.
Fruit quality is good. Fruit size is medium. Ripeness is ½ - ¾.
We have had sunny days this week with cooler nights. This has led to some morning dews, and we are seeing increased disease activity. All is under control with our plant care and we are still harvesting strong numbers considering the weather that we are experiencing.

Tassie Pride - Posted by

The capsicum season will be coming to an end.
Overcast days with late showers throughout the week. Daily temperatures ranged between 16°C - 18°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 5°C - 8°C.
Smaller volumes harvested.
Fruit quality is excellent.
The continued days of minimal sunlight have been consistent and the capsicum plants are slow to ripen the fruit. We are still harvesting smaller volumes and quality remains optimal. The capsicum season will be coming to an end very soon and our focus will remain on tomatoes until September.

QLD Pride - Posted by

Patch 7 was planted out this week.
Partly cloudy days with some cloud cover and light showers this week. Daily temperatures ranged between 26°C – 29°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 19°C – 21°C.
Currently, we are not harvesting.
Currently, we are not harvesting.
Patch 7 was planted out this week and we’ve been very busy on all aspects of the farm. Stringing, pruning and staking. The packhouse is being cleaned up and is getting ready for our first harvest, which should be within the next two weeks. All patches are looking extremely good and fruit set is also excellent.