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The Perfect Pineapple Production Report Week 23

· A rather dramatic change in climatic conditions:

· Heavy showers accumulated 165,2 mm (6 ½”) of precipitation

· Average temperatures declined

· Mostly overcast days during the week

· Field sampling prior to harvest is intensified

· Harvest age continues to be adjusted

· Focus on these efforts is paying off as quality continues to be outstanding

· Last week of NDF harvest underway and volumes will return to normal level

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The Perfect Pineapple Production Report Week 22

Climatic conditions changed for the better
Stable temperatures
Only  5mm (0.2 inches) of precipitation recorded
NDF harvest in full swing and the weather has helped
Quality is outstanding
All farms have installed biodegradable plastic mulch to thwart the effects of NDF causing stress in 2020 and beyond.

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The Perfect Pineapple Production Report Week 21

  • Climatic conditions very much in line with the season
  • Well distributed showers brought 113.2 mm (4 ½ inches) of rainfall
  • Followed by a dry weekend with plenty of sunshine
  • Slight reduction in harvest age
  • NDF harvest is underway and should last no more than 3 weeks
  • Using color ribbons to identify NDF events pays off with stable quality

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The Perfect Pineapple Production Report Week 20

Historically, may signals the start of a “rainy period” and it did so once again!

  • 181 mm (7.1 inches) of precipitation recorded
  • Temperatures remained stable
  • All husbandry practices as well as soil preparation are ahead of schedule
  • Natural fruit (NDF) harvest is underway and expected to be of short duration
  • Quality continues to be outstanding

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The Perfect Pineapple Production Report Week 19

Same old, same old!

  • Just a few showers early on in the week
  • 18.3 mm (0.75 inches) or rainfall recorded
  • Average air and soil temperatures with minor downward movement
  • Quality is exceptional, external color recuperating
  • Sugar content, as well as flesh firmness,  fruit taste and aroma are outstanding
  • NDF harvest is underway so we expect successful promotions for the next 3 weeks
  • Enjoy the “Cinco de Mayo” pineapple salsa!

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The Perfect Pineapple Production Report Week 18

· Climatic conditions continue to be stable and favorable

· A single rainy day brought 24 mm (1 inch) of precipitation

· Minimum temperature at 22.6°C ( 72.8°F) and the average was 26.8°C ( 80.2°F)

· NDF harvest set for weeks 18,19 and 20 (arrivals in the market weeks 20,22 and 22)

· APM, the new terminal in Limon is having the usual growing pains (truck congestion and delays)

· All husbandry practices on schedule and fruit quality is outstanding

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The Perfect Pineapple Production Report Week 17

·    Favorable climatic conditions continue

·    Very light night time drizzles accumulated 5.3 mm (0.25 inches) of precipitation

·    The forecast is for these conditions to persist for the following weeks.

·    Natural Flowering harvest to take place weeks 20 through 22 arrivals in the market

·    With stable and favorable climatic conditions we anticipate outstanding quality during the peak

·    Efforts to increase shell color of our fruit is yielding anecdotal evidence of consumers’ preference

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The Perfect Pineapple Production Report Week 16

· One single rainy day brought 43.2 MM (1 ¾ inches) of precipitation

· April has started and the forecast is to continue dry and warm

· NDF threat fades into memory

· Inventory of NDF plants almost complete

· Harvest peak significantly less than last year and predicted to be of short duration

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The Perfect Pineapple Weekly Report Week 15

· Favorable climatic conditions continue

· Scattered showers brought 18.7 mm (.75 inches) of precipitation

· All good husbandry practices up to date

· Fruit quality is outstanding

· External color in the 0.5 to 1.5 color spectrum

· Average sugar content 14.8

· Internal maturity mostly B

· Peak harvest estimated for weeks 18 through 20

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The Perfect Pineapple Production Report Week 14

· Optimal climatic conditions continue

· 29.1 mm (1.14 inches) of well distributed precipitation recorded

· Minimum air temperature @ 21.6°C ( 70.8°F)

· One evening with reported minimum below 20°C (68°F)

· Farms continue to increase harvest age

· NDF identification almost complete, a peak volume harvest predicted for weeks 18 to 21 harvest.

· Easter supply and demand both strong with excellent quality!

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