News and Stories


July 15, 2019

Markon First Crop Washington D’Anjou Pears will be available through July. The new crop California Bartlett season will begin the week of July 22.  


  • Quality is excellent  
  • Stocks are dominated by large fruit (80- and 100-count sizes); smaller pears (120- and 135-count sizes) are limited


  • Growers pack and sell by the count as opposed to the volume-fill method used in Washington
    • California suppliers ship 40-pound packs; Washington growers use 44-pound cartons
    • Due to this pack difference, California ships approximately 6 to 10 fewer pieces of fruit per unit compared to Washington

2019-2020 Washington New Crop

  • The Bartlett season is forecast to begin the second week of August
  • D’Anjou production will start early September

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.


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