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September 14, 2023

New crop Washington Bartletts pear harvesting is ramping up. Abundant California Bartlett supplies remain available.


  • With more Bartlett pears hitting the market, prices have eased
    • Quality is excellent
    • Size is dominated by 90- to 110-count pears in early pack-outs; sufficient supplies of 120- count and smaller fruit are available
  • D’Anjou production is set to get started at the end of this week


  • Bartlett pears will ship well into October
  • Sizing favors 90- through 110-count; 120-count and smaller stocks are adequate
  • Growers pack and sell by the count as opposed to the volume-fill method used in Washington
    • California suppliers ship 40-pound packs (36-pounds net); Washington growers use 48-pound cartons (44-pounds net)
    • 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

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.

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