The likelihood of a pear purchase fell five percentage points from Fresh Trends 2012.
Armed with testimonials from foodservice operators and chefs, the RD Fresh Distributing company took its produce preservation product to the streets this year, literally, with the launch of Transport Fresh for use in refrigerated trucks and trailers.
The Pear Bureau Northwest received two grants to promote pears.
Movement of high-quality Northwest pears has been very brisk this season.
KENNEWICK, Wash. — The 110th annual Washington State Horticultural Association annual meeting marks the end of an era that featured four organizations representing aspects of the state’s tree fruit industry.
Organizzazione Interprofessionale Pera sponsored a tasting event featuring exotic uses of Italy’s Abate Fetel pear.More Packer Stories for Pears
Market Scope - Pears — F.o.b.s as of Dec. 8
YAKIMA VALLEY AND WENATCHEE DISTRICT, WASH. — 2014 crop shipments (205-175-222, includes exports 70-57-65) — Movement expected about the same. Trading active. Prices generally unchanged. 4/5-bushel cartons wrapped U.S. 1 bartlett 70-90s mostly $24-26; 100s mostly $20-22; 110s $20-22, 120s mostly $18-20, 135s $18-20, 150s $16-18. Anjou 70-90s mostly $24-26; 100s mostly $24; 110s $22-24; 120s $20-22, 135s $20, 150s $18-20. Bosc (mostly standard russet) 70-90s mostly $22-24, 100-110s $20-22, 120s $18-20; fine appearance (including golden russet) 70-90s mostly $28-30, 100s $24-26, 110s mostly $22-24, 120s $20-22. Quality generally good.