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Agronometrics in Charts: California Stark Crimson pear prices soar


If you don't look carefully you might miss it. In the top right corner of the chart below there are three light blue dots that are so far above the rest of the prices that they might go unnoticed.

These are Stark Crimson pears, a red variety characterized as aromatic, juicy, and sweet with a floral essence.

Pear Prices (USD/Kilo) | Non-Organic


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

High prices for Stark Crimson aren’t unusual. But this year the prices are even greater than last year, which already had the highest prices for this variety since 2010.

Historic Stark Crimson Pear Prices (USD/Kilo) | Non-Organic


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

With prices reporting out of California, it is interesting to tie a relationship between the prices being reported and the volumes for this variety. 2019 and 2020 both were late starting seasons which could help account for the higher pricing observed these last two years.

If week 31 is indicative of how the rest of the season for California will develop, it's possible that these higher prices could be maintained.

Historic Pear Volumes from Northern California | Non-Organic


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

As a last note to leave you on, it was interesting to learn from the Usapears.com website that in 1956, this beautiful red pear was patented and propagated by Stark Brothers Nursery, hence the name Starkrimson.

Written by: Colin Fain
Original published in FreshFruitPortal.com on August 11, 2020 (Link)

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