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The Pineapple Report: Week 39 on the Farm

An abrupt change in weather due to Hurricane Nate brought 122 mm (4.9 inches) of precipitation, however the Atlantic and Northern regions of Costa Rica where Chestnut Hill Farms resides were spared the brunt of this storm. Areas on the Pacific Coast opposite of our farms had rainfall totaling 278 mm (11 inches) in a 24 hour period, however, causing mudslides and washed out roads and bridges.
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Pineapple Report – Week 37 at the Farm

 This week has brought just 11.4 mm (0.5 inches) of precipitation, with sunny, clear, warm days with low humidity. Excellent conditions = excellent quality pineapples, just in time for carving your own Chestnut Hill Farms pina lantern! Watch the video to find out how you can make your own this year. Click here to receive this week’s full industry report. 

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Pineapple Report: Week 36 (38 in 2017)

The dry spell continues, which means it is excellent weather for fantastic quality pineapples following our wet season. With less than .5 inches of precipitation, all practices are on schedule. Life is good!

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This Week at the Source: Week 35

Chestnut Hill Farms as we transition to a drier period, we have had a very dry week with only 7.3 mm (1/4 inch) of precipitation. Dry and sunny, we are beginning to experience less humid days signaling the much anticipated second semester dry season. The pineapples currently have an outstanding quality, with the average sugar content 14.9 brix and B internal maturity. All good husbandry practices are on schedule, and we are having a very fruitful week participating in Asia Fruit Logistica.

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This Week at the Source: The Weekly Pineapple Report

Chestnut Hill Farms is now in its seasonal transition to a drier period, which brings ideal climatic conditions. Just the right mix of rain and sunshine has allowed volume, sizes, sugar content and internal quality at optimal levels as we enter late summer into fall.  Click here to receive this week’s full industry report

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2017: Week 23 at the Source (Week 25 in the market)

Week 23 brought a very significant turn in weather patterns. How significant? Slight decrease in precipitation from scattered showers at the start and the end of the week. Total cumulative rainfall reached 63 mm (2 1/2 inches); The minimum air temperature declined to 23,6 Celsius (76,5 F) – almost one Celsius degree lower than prior week but the average remains stable at 27,1 Celsius degrees (80,7 F). Soil temperature rose to 28,4 Celsius degrees (83,2 F) – almost a Celsius degrees higher than prior week. How do we plan to maintain a good balance between harvest age and the sugar content or translucency (maturity) of the fruit to be harvested during this period? Click here to receive this week’s full industry report and find out! 

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2017: Week 23 at the Source (Week 25 in the market)

Week 23 brought a very significant turn in weather patterns. How significant? Slight decrease in precipitation from scattered showers at the start and the end of the week. Total cumulative rainfall reached 63 mm (2 1/2 inches); The minimum air temperature declined to 23,6 Celsius (76,5 F) – almost one Celsius degree lower than prior week but the average remains stable at 27,1 Celsius degrees (80,7 F). Soil temperature rose to 28,4 Celsius degrees (83,2 F) – almost a Celsius degrees higher than prior week. Click here to receive this week’s full industry report and find out! 

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2016: Week 5 at the Source (Week 7 in the market)

The name of the game this week is – patience. Here’s where much of CHF’s skill is put to the test down on the farm. With a significantly drier January than the previous two years, we’re experiencing some variability. We’re strategically balancing harvest age and fruit maturity with pre-harvest sampling that is valid and reliable in order to stay ahead of the curve caused by developing cold fronts. Just how much potential stress are we trying to mitigate by this challenging weather coming next week? Click here to receive this week’s full industry report and find out! 

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2016: Week 4 at the Source (Week 6 in the market)

Last week’s cold fronts continue to roll in from the north, and while favorable weather continues with an increase in warmer temperatures, we are concerned about possible stress to plants brought on by last week’s slight drop. However, we suspect that because of the continued minimum precipitation we should expect less incidence of NDF than assumed from the temperatures alone. We will just have to wait and see what Week 5’s reports will show. In the meantime, fruit quality continues at Perfect Pineapple levels! How does this affect volumes moving forward? Click here to receive this week’s full industry report and find out! 

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2016: Week 3 at the Source (Week 5 in the market)

We’re still continuing to enjoy unusually mild conditions for this time of year. As Week 3 rolled in, so too did a weak cold front bringing with it increased precipitation, totaling 1.7 inches (42.8 mm) of rainfall. We did, however, experience a few days of minimum temperatures below 20 Celsius (68 F). Although some concern with increased wind velocity, the threat for NDF seems to be short-lived as weather authorities in Costa Rica are forecasting an improvement in conditions for next week. How will this all affect volumes and fruit quality? Click here to receive this week’s full industry report and find out! 

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