The likelihood of a pear purchase fell five percentage points from Fresh Trends 2012.


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RD Fresh expands product line for transportation


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.

Pear Bureau receives grant to promote product


The Pear Bureau Northwest received two grants to promote pears.

Movement of smaller pear crop brisk


Movement of high-quality Northwest pears has been very brisk this season.

Washington Hort Association marks last meeting before merger


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.

Abate Fetel pear prepares for U.S.


Organizzazione Interprofessionale Pera sponsored a tasting event featuring exotic uses of Italy’s Abate Fetel pear.

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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. 


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