The California pear looks to be in good shape for the most part this year. Timing of the crop is close to seasonal averages with an expected start around the middle of July.
Tree fruit crops in the Central Valley of California bloomed well this year. Favorable weather patterns should allow for the development of full crops from most orchards in 2021.
Northwest pear grower-shippers expected a comparatively light crop this year vs. last pear season. A cool and damp spring during pollination has contributed to some of this short fall, and a pocket of hail damage effected some growers significantly. The Pear bureau released its first official 2020-21 crop estimate in August and the forecast called for 16.6 million 44-pound box equivalents of fresh-crop pears
The California pear crop in Sacramento should be in full bloom by this weekend. The crop is running late, but could set well based on current conditions.
California pear orchards are set very light this year. The official estimate will be out in two weeks, but overall the crop appears to have set much lighter than originally thought... Click title to read more.