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QLD Pride - Posted by

The earlier patches are doing very well.
Partly cloudy days with light showers throughout the week. Daily temperatures ranged between 28°C – 32°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 22°C – 25°C.
Currently, we are not harvesting.
Currently, we are not harvesting.
Patch 3 was planted out this week. The earlier patches are doing very well and the light showers we’ve been having has also been good for the young plantings. Seeding is still going on and we are now preparing the ground for the later part of our 2024 season.

Gillieston Fresh Produce - Posted by

Harvest volumes and quality are where we want them to be.
Mostly sunny days this week. Daily temperatures ranged between 23°C – 30°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 7°C – 13°C.
Larger volumes harvested.
Fruit quality is good. Fruit size is medium. Ripeness is ¾ colour - colour.
We are very happy with how things are progressing on the farm this week. Harvest volumes and quality are where we want them to be. We will begin harvesting from patch 9 early - mid April. All other patches are coming along nicely.

SA Pride - Posted by

Quality and size of the fruit is still optimal.
Sunny days with warmer temperatures throughout the week. Daily temperatures ranged between 18°C – 34°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 9°C - 20°C.
Smaller volumes harvested.
Fruit quality is good. Fruit size is medium. Ripeness is ½ - ¾ colour.
We have had cooler temperatures this week, which in turn lead to a decrease in plant productivity and harvest volumes. This has allowed the plants to rest as they were producing larger volumes due to the consistently warm temperatures we were receiving throughout the days. Quality and size of the fruit is still optimal. We are also in early stages of scheduling for next season.

Tassie Pride - Posted by

We are still seeing green capsicum development.
Mostly sunny days with some showers throughout the week and fluctuating overnight temperatures. Daily temperatures ranged between 16°C – 25°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 5°C – 19°C.
Reasonable volumes harvested.
Fruit quality is good.
We have had consistent weather throughout the days, but overnight temperatures have been fluctuating considerably. This has hindered plant productivity as we aren’t seeing much improvement with harvest volumes. We are still seeing green capsicum development and harvesting more yellow capsicums at the moment.

QLD Pride - Posted by

Patch 2 was planted out this week.
Partly cloudy days with showers later in the week. Daily temperatures ranged between 31°C – 33°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 23°C – 25°C.
Currently, we are not harvesting.
Currently, we are not harvesting.
Patch 2 was planted out this week. Patch 3 is scheduled to be planted mid next week. The few showers we’ve had have helped the new plant growth as they have adapted quickly to their new environment.

Gillieston Fresh Produce - Posted by

The farm is progressing well.
Mostly sunny days with some showers and wind throughout the week. Daily temperatures ranged between 18°C – 30°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 6°C – 16°C.
Larger volumes harvested.
Fruit quality is excellent. Fruit size is medium. Ripeness is ½ - ¾ colour.
The farm is progressing well and we have been busy harvesting large volumes. The milder weather following on from last week’s heat has produced ideal harvest conditions. We are currently harvesting from patch 5, 6 and 7 with patch 8 being a week away.

SA Pride - Posted by

Warmer temperatures and humidity helped bring on volumes
Cloudy days with hot temperatures and showers later in the week. Daily temperatures ranged between 23°C – 40°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 17°C - 26°C.
Larger volumes harvested.
Fruit quality is good. Fruit size is medium. Ripeness is ¾ colour - colour.
The warmer temperatures and higher humidity have helped bring on larger harvest volumes. The crops in the E, F and G groups of houses are all presenting great quality fruit. We have just completed harvesting out of 2 houses from the FW group with another 2 remaining.

Tassie Pride - Posted by

We are continuing to see a lot more green capsicums.
Overcast days with warmer temperature this week. Daily temperatures ranged between 21°C – 27°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 11°C – 18°C.
Reasonable volumes harvested.
Fruit quality is good.
We have been receiving warmer temperatures this week, but with overcast days, which hasn’t been ideal for plant productivity. We are continuing to see a lot more green capsicums coming on and are harvesting primarily yellow capsicums at the moment.

QLD Pride - Posted by

Patch 1 is doing well and plants have adapted quickly.
Partly cloudy days with minimal showers later in the week. Daily temperatures ranged between 31°C – 33°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 21°C – 24°C.
Currently, we are not harvesting.
Currently, we are not harvesting.
Patch 1 is doing well and plants have adapted quickly. We will be planting patch 2 later next week. Also patch 5 has been seeded.

Gillieston Fresh Produce - Posted by

We have completed harvesting from patch 4.
Mostly sunny days with fluctuating temperatures this week. Daily temperatures ranged between 24°C – 34°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 14°C – 20°C.
Larger volumes harvested.
Fruit quality is good. Fruit size is medium. Ripeness is ½ - ¾ colour.
We have completed harvesting from patch 4 and we have began harvesting from patch 7. We are very happy with the volumes that we are harvesting at the moment along with the quality of the fruit that we are harvesting as well.

SA Pride - Posted by

We are managing temperature, humidity and moisture.
Mostly sunny days with hot temperatures throughout the week. Daily temperatures ranged between 27°C – 37°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 14°C - 26°C.
Reasonable volumes harvested.
Fruit quality is good. Fruit size is medium. Ripeness is ½ - ¾ colour.
The warm weather has continued and our primary goal at the moment is maintaining crop health. We are managing temperature, humidity and moisture to ensure that the plants are not overly stressed and we will have a better indication of how they held up in the coming weeks. So far we are harvesting good quality fruit in reasonable volumes.

Tassie Pride - Posted by

We have seen harvest volumes drop back.
Some sunny and cloudy days with fluctuating temperatures throughout the week. Daily temperatures ranged between 14°C – 26°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 3°C – 16°C.
Smaller volumes harvested.
Fruit quality is good.
We have seen harvest volumes drop back as we manage limited sunlight compared to previous weeks. We are seeing larger volumes of green capsicums that are coming on and will be ready for harvest in 2 weeks.

QLD Pride - Posted by

We will be performing our first planting for season on Monday.
Cloudy days with showers and storms later in the week. Daily temperatures ranged between 31°C – 33°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 23°C – 25°C.
Currently, we are not harvesting.
Currently, we are not harvesting.
We will be performing our first planting for season 2024 on Monday. We have seedlings at the nursery for patches 2, 3 and 4 with patch 5 being seeded next week. We have had considerable wet weather but fortunately we are on schedule due to the work done at the end of the last year with ground preparations.

Gillieston Fresh Produce - Posted by

We are starting to finish up from harvesting patch 4.
Mostly sunny days with fluctuating temperatures this week. Daily temperatures ranged between 19°C – 37°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 9°C – 22°C.
Larger volumes harvested.
Fruit quality is good. Fruit size is small/medium - medium. Ripeness is ¾ colour.
We are starting to finish up from harvesting patch 4 and will soon begin harvesting from patch 7 once the warmer weather passes by early next week. The remaining patches are progressing nicely with quality and harvest volumes remaining at optimal levels.

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.