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Global Focus  —  Top Fruit

USA Pears positions pears as perfect snack

Harvest is nearing completion for the Northwest pear growers of Washington and Oregon. Over the next months, ten pear varieties will be at their peak, putting a fresh crop of Northwest-grown pears within easy reach now through next spring. As part of a multi-year campaign, Pear Bureau Northwest will position.....

year round availability expected within a few years

Sweet Sensation season starts

The Dutch Sweet Sensation pears were plucked last week and will be available from week 42 on, "There is a lot of interest again from various customers, we expect this to be a good season for sales. Due to the cold spring, there is less volume and the pears are somewhat smaller, but the 'pack-out' is larger,".....

Stemilt discusses locale-focused Rushing Rivers™ Pears program

In August 2014, Stemilt introduced the Rushing Rivers™ label for pears as a way to share with consumers the two renowned locales, the Wenatchee and Entiat River Valleys in Washington State, where the company grows and packs its pears.New packaging, POS signage, and sharing the unique story of its pear.....

Serbian apple shipper brings exciting varieties to market

Delta Agrar, a Serbian grower, packer and shipper of apples, has rolled out new club varieties in the past several years. The varieties, which give consumers exciting options in the produce aisle, have been a hit at home and in the export market.“We began production of the club varieties with the Modi in.....

Varieties are starting to shift

US(WA): Sizing on apples is smaller on some varieties

“Industry-wide, Washington apples are smaller in size this year compared to last year,” says Brianna Shales with Stemilt Growers in Wenatchee, WA. “In general, the crop is coming in one to two sizes smaller than normal, with higher volumes of 100s, 113s, and 125s this season.” Fuji and Honeycrisp sizing.....