WENATCHEE, Wash. — No big changes are anticipated in the way Northwest U.S. shippers store and pack pears in the 2011-12 season.
Like pear varieties, packaging hasn’t changed much in recent years. The 44-pound boxes for pears is the standard, industry leader say.
Pears are typically wrapped, packed and stored in the boxes. While apples are usually put in larger bins before they are placed in controlled atmosphere storage, pears are typically wrapped in tissue and packed in 44-pound cartons for long-term storage.