Friday, September 30, 2016

Vandervoet and Associates Fall 2016 update

Update on Fall Melon deal out of Sonora, Mexico

The following photos were taken on the Coast of Hermosillo district on September 28, 2016. The region experienced high winds and rainfall on September 7th due to Hurricane Newton, but since has had excellent weather for melon production. 

Watermelon harvest is just around the corner

The watermelon harvest will last through November and into December

Jalapeno Pepper

Honeydew Melon flowers

Early stage of Honeydew melon

Melons are healthy and clean

Friday, April 1, 2016

Vandervoet and Associates Spring 2016 Update

Field Update- Spring, 2016

The following pictures were taken on March 30, 2016 in the agricultural district to the west of Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico, colloquially referred to as the "Coast of Hermosillo". 

Honeydew Fields are developing well. There is currently "6 count" size fruit on the vine.

Seedless Watermelon fields are showing a strong first set.
Jalapeno Pepper plants are strong. As the vine grows, subsequent sets occur higher up.
Jalapeno flower, from below.
As Jalapeno plants develop, additional posts and support line will be added.
Seedless Watermelon pollination in action. Our watermelons are not pollinated using hormonal sprays.