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Worldwide pear day set for December 3

This year, National Pear Month is going global. To celebrate the 12th anniversary of U.S. Department of Agriculture officially declaring December as National Pear Month, USA Pears will hit the road December 3 and provide samples of this juicy, delicious fruit to consumers across the world.

Beginning at 2 PM local time in New Zealand, people will have the opportunity to taste a variety of USA-grown pears via pop-up sampling opportunities in more than 24 countries including China, Saudi Arabia and Mexico and across all US time zones for 24 hours of continuous sampling and promotion of USA Pears. It’s the ideal time to celebrate the abundance and variety of USA Pears, now at their peak and available worldwide.

“This is the first time USA Pears has done a sampling event of this magnitude, and we’re really excited to have people across all time zones sample pears throughout a single day and interact on social media,” says Kevin Moffitt, president and CEO of Pear Bureau Northwest, a nonprofit trade association promoting fresh pear on behalf of the nearly 1,600 pear growers in Washington and Oregon. “While Washington and Oregon account for 84 percent of the pears commercially grown in the U.S., we export nearly 40% so they truly are a fruit enjoyed around the world.”

The ten varieties of pears grown in Washington and Oregon include: Green Anjou, Red Anjou, Bartlett, Red Bartlett, Bosc, Comice, Concorde, Forelle, Seckel and Starkrimson.

Kathy Stephenson
Pear Bureau Northwest
Tel: 503 652 9720
Mob: 503 652 9721
kstephenson@usapears.com
www.usapears.com


 

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