• A note about our latest Pear cover

A note about our latest Pear cover

  • August 27th, 2014

Readers who enjoy editor Geraldine Warner’s in-depth reports have a new reason to appreciate her talents.

When she’s not covering the tree-fruit industry, Geraldine is also an award-winning quilter. Last month, Geraldine created a Good Fruit Grower wall hanging, featuring a magazine cover with a pear, as a gift to [...]

Good Point: Success in pear marketing

  • August 27th, 2014

Change can be uncomfortable, but is unavoidable. One key to change is adaptation, being aware of and flexible to the trends of change. At the Pear Bureau Northwest, we strive to stay on top of trends. Success has followed.

Some of the areas where we are ahead include social media [...]

  • What a Gem! A pear that resists fire blight

What a Gem! A pear that resists fire blight

  • May 29th, 2014

Gem, a new fire blight-­resistant pear variety from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s breeding program, was officially released this spring.

The pear is medium sized with light green skin that turns to yellow when ripe. The skin can have up to 35 percent red blush. It does not russet under [...]

  • Not enough canned pears

Not enough canned pears

  • April 16th, 2014
Pacific Northwest pear processors are raising grower prices to $300 per ton this season in hopes of sourcing more Bartlett pears for the processed market.