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Tassie Pride - Posted by

Transplanting is continuing as per our schedule.
We experienced mild days and cool nights this week. Daily temperatures ranged between 6°C – 18°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 3°C - 7°C.
Small numbers harvested.
Capsicum quality is good in shape, size and shine.
Due to the predominately cooler temperatures we anticipate to be harvesting smaller volumes next week as well. Transplanting is continuing as per our schedule and the second lot of seedlings have geminated and are developing as per our expectations.

QLD Pride - Posted by

Over this coming weekend we will be transplanting another patch.
Sunny and hot days throughout the week. Daily temperatures ranged between 19°C – 29°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 17°C - 20°C.
Currently, we are not harvesting.
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Over this coming weekend we will be transplanting another patch. Patch one and two are developing well even through the complications we had experienced due to the rain.

Gillieston Fresh Produce - Posted by

We anticipate that harvest volumes will pick up over this weekend.
We had milder days and very cold nights this week. Daily temperatures ranged between 5°C – 21°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 2°C - 7°C.
Small numbers harvested.
Quality is looking fair.
We anticipate that harvest volumes will pick up over this weekend and should remain at this level until the end of our season. The end of our season is forecast to be around mid May, unless we experience any adverse weather.

SA Pride - Posted by

Our latest plantations are loaded with tomatoes.
A few hot days and primarily cool nights throughout the week. Daily temperatures ranged between 8°C – 22°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 5°C - 10°C.
Harvest volumes have been reasonable.
Quality is good.
We are experiencing cooler temperatures, which has considerably slowed down our production. Our latest plantations are loaded with tomatoes and the first hand have taken size. We forecast that they should be ripe and ready to be harvested by the end of this month.

QLD Pride - Posted by

Patches 1 and 2 are looking good and healthy.
We received a few days with rain. Daily temperatures ranged between 22°C – 32°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 20°C - 24°C.
Currently, we are not harvesting.
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All transplanting is going as per our schedule regardless of the persistent rain that we are receiving. Patches 1 and 2 are looking good and heathy despite the rain and heavy dews that have partially compromised flower and fruit set. This indicates that at the very beginning of the season volumes will be lower than expected.

Tassie Pride - Posted by

This week we began to transplant half of the glasshouse.
Warm days and cold night this week. Daily temperatures ranged between 3°C – 18°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 0°C - 8°C.
Smaller numbers harvested.
Quality is very good.
Volumes throughout this period are steady. This trend will continue for another week or two. This week we began to transplant half of the glasshouse and we also began to sow the seeds for the other half. This second lot is schedule to be transplanted by the end of May, while the poly houses will remain in production until the end of July.

Gillieston Fresh Produce - Posted by

We are indeed managing the these colder temperatures.
We experienced a few mild days, with colder nights this week. Daily temperatures ranged between 5°C – 21°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 2°C - 10°C.
Reasonable numbers harvested.
Fruit quality is ok.
Harvest volumes have slightly dropped due to the colder temperatures. As we observe the weather forecast, temperatures will remain as current so we do not anticipate any spikes in harvest volumes. We are indeed managing the challenges that these colder temperatures have brought on to the best of our ability.

SA Pride - Posted by

Volumes however, will pick up within two weeks.
A few hot days and cool nights throughout the week. Daily temperatures ranged between 12°C – 25°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 6°C - 14°C.
Small numbers harvested.
Quality is looking good.
Cooler temperatures have slowed down the productivity of the plants. Volumes however, will pick up within two weeks when the latest plantings will be ready for their first harvest.

QLD Pride - Posted by

End of this week we will have completed transplanting patch 7.
Hot and sunny days with warm nights. Daily temperatures ranged between 22°C – 32°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 20°C - 24°C.
Currently, we are not harvesting.
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By the end of this week we will have completed transplanting patch 7. We have faced a few challenges caused by the recent rains, but we are on the top of the issues caused.

Tassie Pride - Posted by

Half of the glasshouse is now being cleaned up and prepared.
This week we experienced warm days and cool nights. Daily temperatures ranged between 5°C – 20°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 2°C - 7°C.
Smaller numbers harvested.
Quality is looking good.
We anticipate to harvest smaller numbers throughout next week. Half of the glasshouse is now being cleaned up and prepared for the next planting. This should happen over the next fortnight.

Gillieston Fresh Produce - Posted by

We are forecasting to harvest substantial volumes.
Warmer days this week with cold nights. Daily temperatures ranged between 8°C – 23°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 4°C - 10°C.
Good numbers harvested.
Quality is improving.
We are forecasting to harvest substantial volumes for the coming week. The colder nights that we have experienced this week thankfully have been balanced out by the warmer days. All of the younger patches are looking good and fruit quality is slowly improving. Our primary focus is now to manage the overnight dews that the plants may be subjected to.

SA Pride - Posted by

Volumes at this time are steady.
A few hot days and colder nights this week. Daily temperatures ranged between 14°C – 33°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 9°C - 15°C.
Similar numbers harvested as the previous week.
Quality is good.
Volumes at this time are steady. The volumes will pick up within three weeks when all other houses come into production.

QLD Pride - Posted by

This rain brought on a few challenges but were manageable.
A few days with rain. Daily temperatures ranged between 22°C – 32°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 20°C - 24°C.
Currently, we are not harvesting.
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Despite the few days of rain that we experienced we have transplanted patch 5. This rain brought on a few challenges but were manageable.

Tassie Pride - Posted by

Volumes for the coming week will be consistent.
This week we experienced warm days and cold nights. Daily temperatures ranged between 10°C – 22°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 6°C - 11°C.
Smaller numbers harvested.
Quality is looking good.
The shorter days and lack of sunlight, along with the colder night temperatures have slowed down the ripening process of the capsicums. Volumes for the coming week will be consistent with this week with fruit quality being very good.

Gillieston Fresh Produce - Posted by

We can forecast that volumes will gradually increase.
Warm days and cold nights throughout the week. Daily temperatures ranged between 13°C – 30°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 9°C - 14°C.
Reasonable numbers harvested.
Quality is slowly improving.
Throughout this week’s harvest we unfortunately found an additional, yet small percentage of green mature tomatoes that were affected by the heavy rain we experienced. This has contributed to our lower pack out volumes for the week. We can now confidently forecast that from this weekend volumes will gradually increase with tomato quality improving.

SA Pride - Posted by

The warmer weather has helped the fruit ripen at a steady pace.
This week we had hot days with cool nights. Daily temperatures ranged between 13°C – 30°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 9°C - 16°C.
Slightly larger numbers harvested this week.
Quality is very good.
The warmer weather has helped the fruit ripen at a steady pace, enabling us to harvest larger volumes. This has also helped the latest plantings grow faster and we are hopeful that this weather remains so we can begun to harvest before the end of the month.

QLD Pride - Posted by

So far everything has come together as per our schedule.
Hot sunny days and nights throughout the week. Daily temperatures ranged between 22°C – 33°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 20°C - 24°C.
Currently, we are not harvesting.
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So far everything has come together as per our schedule. This week we have planted patch 3 and patch 4. The first two patches are coming along well and looking good.

Tassie Pride - Posted by

Our volumes have been larger this week.
Warm days with cold nights this week. Daily temperatures ranged between 12°C – 22°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 8°C - 12°C.
Larger numbers harvested.
Quality is excellent.
The much more favourable weather conditions that we received this week has helped the fruit ripen as per course of nature. Our volumes have been larger this week and if the current weather continues, we will be harvesting similar numbers for the coming week.

Gillieston Fresh Produce - Posted by

The quality of the younger tomatoes are good.
Mostly warmer days and colder nights this week. Daily temperatures ranged between 12°C – 26°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 7°C - 13°C.
Good numbers harvested.
Quality is improving with every pick.
Following last week’s heavy rain we were able to assess the patches as well as begin the clean up. Unfortunately, patch 5 has been impacted too much and we have been forced to cease harvesting from it. The outcome for patch 6 and 7, considering that they are much younger than 5, has been different; after a good clean up, we were able to determine that the quality of the younger tomatoes are good and we are able to continue to harvest.

SA Pride - Posted by

Temperatures fluctuating has slowed down our harvest pattern.
Cool days and nights this week. Daily temperatures ranged between 13°C – 25°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 9°C - 14°C.
Small numbers harvested this week.
Quality is good.
We have had quite a cool week with daily temperatures frequently fluctuating, which has slowed down our harvest pattern. The forecast shows that we will be experiencing similar weather next week and if this remains, volumes harvested will be low.