The Perfect Pineapple Report 2021: Week 32

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  • It continued to rain but  in more moderate terms and normal for the time of year –  precipitation recorded : 91,4 mm (3,6 inches).
    • The minimum air temperature was  23,1°C (73,6°F) ; the average reached 26,9°C (80,5°F)
    • Soil temperature was 27,6°C (81,7°F).
    • Solar radiation was on the low side during the first three days of the week but improved substantially afterwards.
    • Relative humidity declined to 85,9 %
  • All ag work was done on a timely basis, except for soil preparation which continued to be at a standstill.
  • Most fruit harvested at 21 WAF (81.6%). Age to harvest reduction is brining positive results:
    • Average sugar content with only a slight reduction to 14.8 º brix but with a lower STDV of measurements
    • Volume of measurements > 15.5º down by half  from 39.3% to 15.7%
    • Almost 80% of the fruit at the target range of 13.5 to 15.5
    • Pulp consistency improved bringing less “sensitive” fruit on arrival
  • External color continues to be our biggest challenge; 41% at “0” coloration
  • New Covid cases continue downward trend with vaccinations increasing  and authorities relaxing restrictions effective August 9th.
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