News and Stories


June 04, 2020

Markon First Crop Washington D’Anjou Pears will be available through July. The new crop California Bartlett season will begin the week of July 13.   


  • Quality is excellent  
  • Stocks are dominated by 90- and 100-count sizes
  • 110-count and smaller pears 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
    • The attached photos show Washington and California pear packs

2020-2021 Washington New Crop

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

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.
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