Growing healthy pears

2020-01-31T14:45:30-05:00January 31, 2020|Grower, Grower Midwest|

by Sally Colby

Growers are aiming to fulfill growing consumer interest in new pear selections. Dr. Todd Einhorn said, “There are many older pears, and varieties are hundreds of years old, but we’re typically seeing four or five cultivars in the market.”
Photo by Sally Colby

To satiate consumers’ growing interest in fresh fruit, many growers have started to focus on pears, a fruit that has taken a back seat to more popular apples, peaches, cherries and other fresh offerings. (more…)