Sunday, May 10, 2009

Waiting.

The Kiwifruit is mature enough and sweet enough to pick ( brix 7.5% ss dry matter 17.75% ). We are the next orchard to be picked. The first part of the orchard had it's CP clean spray yesterday. The bins are here , 4 bin trailers and tractors are here. The forklift is here. Food is prepared.........But it rained in the night....we were up at sparrow's fart, but the fruit is too wet. By 9.15 am things are not drying...and it just rained again........probably not today then. That sort of routine will keep happening until it is dry enough....tomorrow...the next day......
( I think I'll go and sew! )

4 comments:

meggie said...

How absolutely frustrating for you! I hope the fruit dont get so wet they spoil. How quickly do they pass the optimum?
I remember that fickle BOP weather so vividly!

Ali Honey said...

Yes Meg, they could get so ripe they are not exportable but we are no where near that time yet luckily. Everyone around here is being held up not just us.

I've got lots of sewing done tho !

lj and er travels said...

Hi Ali
how frustrating for you and Roger hope rain stops soon. I am looking at your blog at Alkland airport on our way to Brisban for a few days, a bit of a break after the weeks we have had with Erics health, but in the name of work for him, I believe the temp's are in mid twenties, looking forward to them.

Guðrún said...

How many days do you have until they get ruined?