Medford’s pear industry rebounds

By |January 21st, 2014|

Good Fruit Grower visited Medford to see how the region has adjusted to industry changes. The news is good.

Pear slicing is not perfected yet

By |January 13th, 2014|

Crunch Pak, the country’s largest fresh apple slicer, is still figuring out how best to slice pears.

Fruit ripening compounds discovered

By |January 13th, 2014|

The compounds might solve ripening problems in pears treated with MCP.

Ripe pears mean more sales

By |January 13th, 2014|

Few consumers know how to check a pear for ripeness.

Family business finds niche

By |January 7th, 2014|

The Tonnemakers say industry consolidation has left opportunities for small operators to sell directly to consumers.

Hort Association, grape growers bestow honors

By |January 1st, 2014|

Silver Pear

Kent Christensen, president of Independent Warehouse, Inc., in Dryden, Washington, received the Washington State Horticultural Association’s Silver Pear [...]

In My View: A journalist returns to farming

By |November 18th, 2013|

Kate Moser is a former newspaper journalist who decided to return to and run the family farm. In this essay, she tells why.

From Bologna to Wenatchee

By |October 20th, 2013|

Grower support was key in Stefano Musacchi’s decision to move to Washington State.

Preparing for change

By |October 18th, 2013|

When Dr. Stefano Musacchi arrived in Washington State in August, he knew the expectations were high.

Musacchi, a world-renowned pomologist [...]

Pear Marketing: Connect with the customer

By |September 1st, 2013|

Pears are a relatively small item in the fresh produce department, but they are still important to retailers. Pears [...]