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U.S.: Strong supply of Northwest pear crop


Pear crop in the Northwest region of the U.S. is steady, Superfresh Growers updated on the state of the pear season this Friday. Superfresh is the largest organic pear supplier in the Northwest of the U.S.

As Anjou and Bosc variety pears are are good supply currently, with figures looking consistent with the 2017-18 harvest, the industry expects that it will not have to import organic pears to complement the domestic season.

The growers say that the pace of pear movement across the region is favorable as supplies look like they'll last all the way until April for the industry's annual spring promotions.

Volumes (kg) of organic pears in the U.S. market.


Source: USDA Market News via Agronometrics. (Agronometrics users can
view this chart with live updates here)

"We are enjoying a 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," explained Catherine Gipe-Steward of Superfresh in a statement.

In terms of quality, U.S. pears from the area have notable "flavor and juiciness", said the release. Demand for the industry continues to grow as organic pears have see a rise in 6.6% year-over-year.

Volumes, according to data from Nielsen, is also up - by 9.6%. The company also added that the pear market remains strong as new opportunities arise for lower grade pears

Original published in FreshFruitPortal.com on February 17, 2020 (Link)

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