The Markon First Crop (MFC) Washington Bartlett Pears are on the market. New crop California Bartlett pears are also being shipped.
- California pears will be available through October
- Remaining stocks are dominated by large size pears, 80-to 90-count sizes
- 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
- MFC Bartlett Pears are available
- Quality is excellent in new crop Bartletts; sizing is being dominated by 90-to 110-count sizes in early pack-outs
- MFC D’Anjou production will start the week of September 26
Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.
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