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Northwest pear crop update

Superfresh Growers is pleased with the recent pace of Northwest pear movement. It is positioned to have pears well into summer, and will have Green Anjou pears right up to new crop pear season. Superfresh Growers projects having Bosc pears available into April, supporting spring promotions.anjou-pear

Anjou and Bosc pears are in good supply, with similar movement to the 2017-18 crop. There will be a steady supply of Green Anjou and Bosc to support ads. There are also opportunities for markets that perform well on lower-grade pears. “We are enjoying good supply on Anjou pears right up to new crop pear season. There will not be a need to buy outside of the U.S., as domestic supply is healthy,” said Catherine Gipe-Stewart, communications manager.

“We are experiencing good overall quality, but most notably flavor and juiciness are very good,” said Gipe-Stewart. “Sizing is medium to large this year, though there are plenty of promotional opportunities for bulk and bagged pears.”

Superfresh Growers is among the largest organic pear suppliers in the Northwest. “Organic pear demand continues to grow, as organic pear dollars are up 6.6 percent and organic pear volume is up 9.6 percent year-over-year,” said Gipe-Stewart.

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