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.
California Bartlett pear bloom has been long and drawn out similar to other fruit trees in the San Joaquin Valley this season... Click title to read more.
Gen Z wants organic. Millennials: healthy. Boomers: locally sourced. While that all sounds different, there's a common thread--all of these desires fit into the clean label trend... Click title to read more.