Asian Pears


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.


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Packer Stories

There's a lot left for hungry people 'After the Harvest'


CONCEPTION JUNCTION, Mo. — A new group in the Kansas City area wants to give away 1.5 million pounds of fresh produce by the end of the year and volunteers are combing fields in the heartland, gleaning growers’ leftovers for the hungry.

Asian pear movement slow at start of California season


Despite a short summer Chilean crop, demand for asian pears is weak.

Homegrown Organic Farms boosts Asian pear volume


With the addition of a grower in the Reedley, Calif., area, Homegrown Organic Farms has increased the volume and lengthened the season for organic Asian pears it offers retailers.

Frieda’s finds children adventurous produce eaters


Frieda’s is supporting the U.S. Department of Agriculture Fresh Fruit & Vegetable Program and has worked with schools to assist wholesale partners in bringing more specialty items into schools.

Giumarra succeeds with Angelys pear


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.

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Market Scope - Asian pears — F.o.b.s as of Oct. 20


SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY DISTRICT, CALIF. — Shipments (9-9-10) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading moderate. Prices generally unchanged. Cartons one-layer hosui 12s mostly $14.85, 14s mostly $13.85, 16s mostly $12.85; shinko 12s mostly $14.85, 14s mostly $13.85, 16s mostly $12.85, 18s mostly $12.85-13.85. Cartons two-layer hosui 36s $18.85-21.85, 40s $18.85-20.85, 48s mostly $16.85; shinko 36s $20.85-22.85, 40s $18.85-21.85, 48s $15.85-16.85, 50s $16.85-18.85. Extra services included.


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