·Unstable atmospheric conditions continued and a new tropical wave brought dramatic change
·Heavy to moderate daily showers accumulated 87.8 mm (3.5 inches) of precipitation
·A reduction in harvest age was implemented – less fruit harvested at 23 WAF and more at 22 WAF
·Quality continues to be excellent in spite of unfavorable climatic conditions
·NDF harvest is almost over and overall industry volume should drop accordingly
Chestnut Hill Farms is located in Costa Rica, just over the hill from Tortuguero National Park, or the “Costa Rican Amazon”. With abundant rainfall each year, our farms are able to thrive in this lush environment that supports a variety of wildlife. Chestnut Hill Farms maintains over 275 hectares of forest reserve, which serves as a home to three species of monkeys, the three-toed sloth, many classes of birds including toucans and parrots, deer, wild turkey and jaguars.
·Sudden and welcomed change in climatic conditions – the announced tropical wave fizzled out:
·Recorded precipitation was 24.6 mm (1 inch)
·Harvest plan similar to prior week
·Abundant large sizes
·Sugar content, flavor and aroma as good as it gets!
·NDF harvest almost complete
Celebrate sweet summertime with the perfect pineapple party this 4th of July! Although our tasty pineapples are available year round, peak pineapple season is during the summertime months, from March to July. Here are some delicious and exciting ways to incorporate our pineapples in your Independence Day celebrations.
·Seasonal climatic conditions continue
·Total rainfall was 134.4 mm ( 5.25 inches)
·Both air and soil temperatures are stable
·Harvest age reduced to maintain internal quality and adequate maturity
·Land preparation has come to a standstill due weather conditions
·All other good husbandry practices are on schedule
·Quality continues at an excellent level
As the summer months heat up, find a way to stay cool in the sun with this refreshing summer pineapple sangria from Chestnut Hill Farms. As you make your plans for the World Cup, 4th of July, and other summer time festivities, don’t forget about this sweet treat! Fresh, in season ingredients will put you in the summertime mindset.
·Our climatic conditions on the Atlantic coast have now shifted to a higher precipitation period
·Heavy rainfall during certain days of the week brought 137.3 mm ( 5.4 inches) of precipitation
·This climatic change drives us to intensify pre harvest sampling to maintain quality
·A temporary increase in harvest age was implemented to keep up with change in weather
·Sugar content stable but we recommend faster stock rotation due weather variables
·Overall volume is on the decline and most NDF fruit has been harvested