Summer and Winter pear harvest nearing completion!
The 2016-17 season is strongly underway with a total of 18.4 million standard 44-lb boxes of conventional the fresh pear market, including conventional and organically grown pears from the Northwest. The figures are collected from growers in Wenatchee and Yakima, Washington and Mid-Columbia and Medford, Oregon.
The top three varieties produced by Northwest growers remain the same as in previous years; Green Anjou pears, and Bartlett and Bosc pears. As the 2017 year begins, Bartlett and Comice pears are still available along with Green and Red Anjous and Bosc pears. Some shippers may also have a limited supply of Seckels and Forelles available at this time in the season.
For an updated crop report, please contact your Regional Marketing Manager.