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Weekly Pineapple Report: Week 4 at the Farms

Happy February! There was a definite improvement in climatic conditions this week, with only 75.7 mm (just under 3”) of rainfall recorded. Air and soil temperatures increased, and farms are increasing harvest age as fruit maturation process has slowed down due weather. Ribbon placement to identify age of “natural” fruit has commenced. More Here. Click here to receive this week’s full industry report.

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The Perfect Pineapple Report – Week 3

A third and strongest cold front of this season rolled in with rainfall recorded at 270.9 mm (10.7 inches) from heavy downpours throughout the week on the farms in Costa Rica. Average temperature dropped by 1.7 C (3 degrees F), with intense precipitation that caused flooding in low lying areas. Our farms on higher ground were spared. Intense sampling prior to harvest implemented to stay ahead of changing maturation rates. More Here. Click here to receive this week’s full industry report.

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Pineapple Report: Week 2 at the Farms

Week 2 of the New Year brought variable climatic conditions, including intense showers early and late in the week with 98.5 mm (4 inches) of rainfall. The mid-week was warm, sunny and no precipitation. Harvest age is being increased as required due slower maturation process, with 79% of our fruit harvested at 20 WAF (weeks after forcing), 19% harvested at 21 WAF.More Here
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Week 1 at the Farms – Welcome 2018!

True to the season – the New Year brought abundant rain and lower temperatures, with 120 mm (4.7 inches) of precipitation and a low of 21.1 C (69.9F). A cold front hit the farms mid-week, which came down through the Eastern United States the week prior. Harvest age is being maintained at 20 WAF, and fruit quality remains stable.More Here
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Pineapple Report: Week 51-52 at the Farms

Happy New Year! We are averaging just over 2 inches (55 mm) of weekly precipitation here on the farms. Climatic conditions not too extreme considering time of year, but cold fronts impacting the northern hemisphere now may roll south.More Here
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Pineapple Report Week 49 at the Farm

Rainfall concentrated during two days of the weekend brought 110.1 mm (4.3 inches) precipitation. The harvest age mostly 20 WAF, only San Francisco Farm is at 21 WAF. The sugar content stable and averaging 14.7 degrees, with the first cold front that rolled in over the weekend bringing two days of heavy rains and lower temperatures. A “La Niña” year is predicted and we anticipate lower temperatures and higher precipitation through February.
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Pineapple Report: Week 47

Precipitation is in line with the season with 181 mm (7.1 inches) and 126 mm (5 inches) for weeks 47 and 48, respectively. Temperatures are also on the lower end of tropical spectrum, with minimum some nights just above 20 C (68 F). It is too early to predict if stressful enough to plants to cause natural flowering, but our sampling prior to harvest is intensified to stay ahead of changing internal quality conditions due to climate. Volumes are plentiful for Holiday promotions, including the Perfect Pineapple Punch, Tiki Christmas Ham, and Pineapple Holiday Decor.

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On the Farm Pineapple Report: Week 46

A few early week heavy showers deposited 77 mm ( 3 inches) of rainfall. The balance of the week was dry but overcast. These climatic conditions are more in line with the winter/rainy season, and age reduction continues with quality parameters holding. Happy Thanksgiving to all! More Here
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The Perfect Pineapple Report: Week 45

Unseasonal dry weather conditions continue – only 16.2 mm (0.6 inches) of precipitation was recorded in the past week We continue to lower harvest age as fruit reaches maturity faster under these conditions, which result in more ripe pineapples for distribution and enjoyment. Weather experts are predicting a “La Nina” year – this could mean a milder winter.  More Here
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The Pineapple Report: Week 44 at the Farm

This week at the farm, isolated drizzles barely accumulated 14 mm (0.5 “) of precipitation, with the same forecasted in the next week. We are welcoming this delay in the onset of the tropical winter season.

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