In addition to ARS, cooperators include Washington State University, Oregon State University, University of California at Berkeley, as well as farm and pest control advisors, the Washington Tree Fruit Research Commission, Washington Apple Commission, and Winter Pear
Specialty markets and farmer's markets may have a couple of additional pear varieties, such as the Packham and the Eldorado, the latter a winter pear
that resembles the Bartlett.
The region produces 50 percent of the nation's winter pear
crop and a colorful display of pink-and-white fruit tree blossoms.
Additional cooperators in the ARS codling moth areawide pest management program include the Washington Tree Fruit Research Commission, county extension agents, farm advisers, Washington Apple Commission, and Winter Pear
But Comice yields were 20 percent under estimates, and the winter pears
- Bosc, and red and green D'Anjou - will fall short of estimates.
Reported in millions of 40-pound boxes) Year Total crop In storage Shipped to date 2013/2014 113,314 85,260 28,054 2012/2013 128,293 2011/2012 108,748 PEAR STORAGE REPORT FOR DECEMBER (Includes summer/fail pears, mostly Bartletts that are shipped out by winter, and winter pears
, anjou and bosc, typically shipped all year.
For the first time ever, Harry & David's signature winter pears
have been grown organically in their Medford, Ore., orchards.
21 OF THAT YEAR, A $15,000 BUDGET WAS ADOPTED TO MARKET THE SEASON'S CROP OF 2.1 MILLION BOXES OF WINTER PEARS
, WITH ASSESSMENTS NOT TO EXCEED TWO CENTS A BOX.
I was further encouraged by another roasting experiment, this time with some rock-hard winter pears
I had bought in a misguided fit of optimism.
We weren't able to sell all of our winter pears
by the time California started selling their Bartletts in July, so prices went down for everybody.
To condition winter pears
at store level, place them in the warm part of the storeroom.