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December 19, 2022

Markon First Crop Pears are readily available. Washington and Oregon D’Anjou pears will be available through August. Washington Bartlett supplies will be depleted by the end of January.

  • D’Anjou pear quality is excellent
    • U.S. No. 1 grade supplies are ample; fewer fancy grade apples are on the market
    • Size is dominated by 80- through 100-count fruit; small sizes (120- and 135-count pears) are adequate
  • Bartlett pear quality is beginning to decline in remaining stocks
    • Cold, rainy, and snowy weather this past spring affected the fruit during the early growth process
    • Soft fruit with dark spots are being seen in pack outs

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.

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