The likelihood of an asian pear purchase slipped two percentage points from Fresh Trends 2012. Younger shoppers clearly prefer this crunchy fruit. The likelihood of purchase decreased according to age.
Giumarra Wenatchee, a division of Los Angeles-based The Giumarra Cos., is back for a second year with a pear — Angelys — that enjoys a longer summer window than other New Zealand varieties.
Asian pear markets should strengthen when California yields to a much smaller Chilean crop.
Considering the amount of bad luck the Chilean fruit industry had this fall with drought and a severe freeze, Western Fresh Marketing Inc. finds itself in pretty good shape.
In anticipation of the 2013-14 season, Booth Ranches LLC, Orange Cove, Calif., has increased its bagging capacity to meet customer demand and has added the capability to produce full-wrap bags.
Officials at the Oppenheimer Group say the Taylor’s Gold pears from New Zealand this season are possibly the best ever.More Packer Stories for Asian Pears
Market Scope - Asian pears — F.o.b.s as of July 14
CHILE — Imports (4-0-0) — Imports via boat. Movement expected to decrease as shipping season concludes. Port of entry: Los Angeles. Trading moderate. Prices unchanged. Cartons one-layer hosui and shinko 8-10s 8s $11.50-12.50, 12-14s $10.50-11.50, 16-18s $9.50-10.50, 20-22s $6.50-7.50; shinseiki 8-10s $9.50-10.50, 12-14s $8.50-9.50, 16s $7.50-8.50; cartons two-layer hosui and shinko 44s $9.50-10.50. Quality good. Port of entry: Philadelphia. Trading moderate. Prices unchanged. Cartons one-layer hosui 8-10s $12.50-13.50, 12-14s $11.50-12.50, 16-18s $9.50-10.50, 20-22s $5.50-6.50; shinseiki 8-10s $9.50-10.50, 12-14s $8.50-9.50, 16s $7.50-8.50. Cartons two-layer hosui 44s $9.50-10.50. Quality good.