The California Bartlett pear crop estimate is larger than in 2016, but close to the crop harvested in 2015.
California pear bloom is currently taking place in the main districts in the state. The bloom period went well in the Sacramento area.
The California Pear Advisory Board has established a crop estimate for Bartlett pear production in California this summer. The crop is estimated to be down in each of the districts in California.
The California pear crop appears to be sizing well. The cooler weather of late has helped the crop along, but it is still expected that California will be off in total tonnage by 10% compared to last season.
The California Bartlett pear crop is sizing well in orchards on the Sacramento River.