The likelihood of a pear purchase fell five percentage points from Fresh Trends 2012.
Viva Tierra Organic Inc. expects limited volumes of its heirloom organic Alexander Lucas pears, grown in Argentina, to arrive in the U.S. in the last week of April.
Workers are using satellites to keep them on track while planting new pear trees in a 100-year-old orchard that Domex Superfresh Growers cleared in fall 2013.
Tomra Sorting Solutions plans to show customers its products and services at the Canadian Produce Marketing Association convention and trade show April 2-4 in Vancouver, British Columbia.
At the California Grape & Tree Fruit League’s annual meeting, the trade group elected David Jackson, president of Reedley, Calif.-based Family Tree Farms, as chairman of its board.
Oakland, Calif.-based Paramount Export Co. has named Jim Stewart domestic sales manager.More Packer Stories for Pears
Market Scope - Pears — F.o.b.s as of April 14
YAKIMA VALLEY AND WENATCHEE DISTRICT, WASH. — Shipments (122-237-139, includes exports 35-144-45) — Movement expected about the same. Trading moderate. Prices generally unchanged. 4/5-bushel cartons wrapped U.S. 1 anjou 70-90s $24-26, 100s mostly $24, 110s $22-24, 120s mostly $22, 135s $20-22; bosc light supplies in few hands (generally standard russet) 70-90s mostly $22-24, 100-120s $18-20; fine appearance (generally golden russet) 70-90s mostly $26, 100-120s $20-22. Quality generally good.
ARGENTINA — Imports (2-124-1) — Imports via boat. Movement expected to remain about the same as March 31 to April 13. Port of entry: Philadelphia. Trading active. Prices unchanged. 18-kilogram containers wrapped williams 70-80s $32-34, 90s $30-32, 100s $28-30, 110s $26-28. Quality good.
CHILE — Imports (10-33*-29) — Imports via boat. Movement expected to decrease. Port of entry: Philadelphia. Trading moderate. Prices unchanged. 18-kilogram containers wrapped bosc 70-80s $23-25, 90s $21-23, 100s $19-21, 110s $17-19, 120-135s $15-17. Quality good. *revised.
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