Domex Superfresh Growers Expects Large-Sized Apples and Pears, Sees Optimal Growing Conditions
- by Laura Hillen
YAKIMA, WA – As the company gears up for its northwest crop of apples and pears, Domex Superfresh Growers has announced that it expects large-sized, flavorful fruit this season due to prime growing conditions this spring and summer.
“Cell division has been terrific, due to another early bloom and moderate spring and summer temperatures,” says Mike Preacher, Director of Marketing and Customer Relations for Domex Superfresh Growers. “We expect apples to peak on 88-count and larger, and D’anjou pears will peak on larger sizes this season. Additionally, we expect the fruit to have good color and flavor.”
Domex stated in a press release that harvest for its Bartlett pears is expected to kick off the last week of July, with apple harvest following close behind in the first week of August.
“All of this means great sales opportunities for retailers, and great eating experiences for customers. With large sizes on the horizon, retailers should also consider adding or moving to five pound bags,” Preacher added.
Domex said that in addition to voluptuous size of the apples and pears expected this season, the crop is expected to harvest early which is similar to last season.
“This allows for Labor Day and Back-to-School promotions of apples and pears,” says Preacher. “With the northwest cherry crop potentially ending a couple weeks earlier than normal, apples and pears will make a great choice for filling promotional space.”
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