UPDATE: PEARS

July 20, 2022

The Markon First Crop Washington D’Anjou Pear season is winding down. New crop California Bartlett pears are on the market.

Washington

  • Storage supplies will be depleted by the end of July
  • Remaining stocks consist of small sizes (120- to 135-count fruit)

California

  • Early yields favor small sizes (120- to 135-count fruit); size will increase over the next few weeks
  • California pears will be available through October
  • 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

2022-2023 Washington New Crop

  • The Bartlett season will begin in mid-August
  • D’Anjou production will start in early September

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.

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