Northwest Pear Crop Update
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 from Washington and Oregon. Although lighter in volume than anticipated, the crop is expected to have great quality.