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SA Pride - Posted by

We have seen a such big flush of fruit come on.
Mostly sunny days with hot temperatures throughout the week. Daily temperatures ranged between 21°C – 38°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 12°C - 24°C.
Larger volumes harvested.
Fruit quality is good. Fruit size is medium. Ripeness is ¾ colour.
The sunny conditions and hot temperatures have continued and has lead to a considerable increase in harvest volumes within a short period of time. We expect this to continue into next week as further warmer temperatures have been forecast. As we have seen a such big flush of fruit come on, we will likely see a gradual slow-down in harvest volumes as temperatures drop, possibly towards the end of the week.

Gillieston Fresh Produce - Posted by

. Patch 6 has just began to open up.
Mostly sunny days with warm temperatures this week. Daily temperatures ranged between 24°C – 36°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 10°C – 19°C.
Larger volumes harvested.
Fruit quality is good. Fruit size is small/medium - medium. Ripeness is ¾ - colour.
We quickly finished harvesting the remaining fruit from patch 3 due to the warm temperatures and sunlight. We are currently harvesting from patch 4 and 5 at the moment and the quality from those patches is optimal. Patch 6 has just began to open up and we will be performing a clean-up pick later this week.

SA Pride - Posted by

We anticipate our harvest volumes to remain at this level.
Mostly sunny days with extremely hot temperatures. Daily temperatures ranged between 23°C – 37°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 14°C - 26°C.
Larger volumes harvested.
Fruit quality is good. Fruit size is medium/medium large. Ripeness is 1⁄2 - 3⁄4 colour.
With the warmer days and increased sunlight, we have seen an increase in harvest volumes. With these conditions, we are managing the decreased moisture levels in the greenhouses as well as ensuring that the plants and fruit are well hydrated. We anticipate our harvest volumes to remain at this level for the coming week.

Tassie Pride - Posted by

We are still experiencing warmer temperatures.
Mostly sunny and windy days throughout the week. Daily temperatures ranged between 21°C – 29°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 10°C – 20°C.
Reasonable volumes harvested.
Fruit quality is good. Fruit size is medium – medium/large.
We are still experiencing warmer temperatures this week and as per previous weeks, we have been prioritising plant care to mitigate any potential burn.

Gillieston Fresh Produce - Posted by

Fruit quality and size have been ideal.
Mostly sunny days with very warm temperatures this week. Daily temperatures ranged between 26°C – 39°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 11°C – 20°C.
Reasonable volumes harvested.
Fruit quality is good. Fruit size is small/medium – medium. Ripeness is 1⁄2 - 3⁄4 colour.
We have begun harvesting from patch 5 and finished harvesting from patch 2 and 3. Fruit quality and size have been ideal. As we approach this weekend and continue to harvest we will be approx. half-way through our picking cycle.

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.