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SA Pride - Posted by

The hot days and cool nights have continued this week.
Sunny days with fluctuating and extremely hot temperatures. Daily temperatures ranged between 25°C – 42°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 9°C - 18°C.
Larger volumes harvested.
Fruit quality is good. Fruit size is medium. Ripeness is 3 ⁄ 4 colour.
The hot days and cool nights have continued this week. Although these temperatures are well managed and the plants are holding up well, we are still facing the expected challenges that these temperatures bring on. We performed our final pick of the FW group of houses and have also performed our first pick of the E, F and G group of houses.

Tassie Pride - Posted by

We have experienced warmer temperatures this week.
Mostly sunny days throughout the week. Daily temperatures ranged between 21°C – 26°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 8°C – 16°C.
Reasonable volumes harvested.
Fruit quality is excellent. Fruit size is medium – medium/large.
We have experienced warmer temperatures this week, which has lead to a stronger emphasis on plant care as we want to mitigate any burn to the plant heads. We are also focussed on managing pest activity as the warmer temperatures have made this a strong necessity. We are still very happy with both harvest volumes and quality.

Gillieston Fresh Produce - Posted by

Quality however, has improved considerably.
Sunny days with extremely hot temperatures. Daily temperatures ranged between 24°C – 38°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 13°C – 23°C.
Smaller volumes harvested.
Fruit quality is excellent. Fruit size is small/medium – medium. Ripeness is 3⁄4 colour – colour.
The large discrepancy between the daily and overnight temperatures has hindered plant productivity this week as we aren’t harvesting large volumes. Quality however, has improved considerably.

Gillieston Fresh Produce - Posted by

Harvest volumes and quality are at optimal levels.
Sunny days with extremely hot temperatures. Daily temperatures ranged between 25°C – 39°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 13°C – 15°C.
Larger volumes harvested.
Fruit quality is good. Fruit size is small/medium – medium. Ripeness is ¾ colour – colour.
Similar to last week, we are very happy with how things are progressing. Both harvest volumes and quality of the fruit being harvested are at optimal levels. We are currently harvesting from patches 2 and 3 and we just began with patch 4 this week.

Tassie Pride - Posted by

The plants are still producing reasonable volumes.
Cloudy conditions with significant wind throughout the week. Daily temperatures ranged between 21°C – 25°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 8°C – 16°C.
Reasonable volumes harvested.
Fruit quality is excellent. Fruit size is medium – medium/large.
Overcast and cloudy conditions have continued into this week, which has lead to a plateau in harvest volumes. The plants are still producing reasonable volumes, but there is room for improvement and we are still working with the limited sunlight to the best of our ability.

SA Pride - Posted by

The younger crops are showing accelerated productivity.
Sunny days with fluctuating and extremely hot temperatures. Daily temperatures ranged between 22°C – 37°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 10°C - 17°C.
Harvest volumes are increasing.
Fruit quality is good. Fruit size is medium. Ripeness is ¾ colour.
We are still experiencing very warm temperatures, but we are also seeing a gradual decrease overnight and in the early mornings. The crops are adapting well to these temperatures as we are harvesting larger volumes and the younger crops are showing accelerated productivity.