Large Northwest pear harvest expected

The Pear Bureau Northwest (PBNW) is projecting 18.9 million boxes of pears to be harvested this year, which is an 18-percent increase compared to last year. Picking will begin one week earlier than last year, with the Starkrimson variety being picked in early August.

Kathy Stephenson, Marketing Communications Director at PBNW, said: “This crop by no means is a record, it’s a healthy and strong crop, and we’re expecting good quality… we’ve had terrific summer growing seasons in the last couple of years, nice warm days resulting in a good-sized crop.”


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