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Northwest Pear Crop Update

10/19/2020  By Cris Hales

 

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.