• 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.
  • Einhorn to address Australian pear growers

Einhorn to address Australian pear growers

  • February 28th, 2014

Dr. Todd Einhorn, research horticulturist with Oregon State University in Hood River, will present a free seminar on “Profitable Pears” at the Victoria Department of Environment and Primary Industries at Tatura, Australia, on March 14.

The seminar will begin at 2:45 p.m. with afternoon tea and will be followed by [...]