Summer pear harvest begins, outlook good

Summer pear harvest began in the lower valley this week, with winter pear harvest expected at the end of the month, said Mike Doke, executive director of Columbia Gorge Fruit Growers, in an email last Wednesday.

The earliest pick date for Starkrimson is Aug. 5, and Aug. 11 for Bartletts, he said. Winter pear harvest, such as Anjou, Bosc, Comice, Seckel, Forelle and Packham, “is expected to pick up the final week of August,” he said. Winter pears are those late-ripening varieties suitable for winter storage and year-round sales.

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