Brecon Foods is a market leader in the international trade of both Frozen Fruit and Vegetable on both spot and long term contracts on a crop by crop basis. From an initial concentration on export only, our activities now embrace import into North America from many overseas suppliers, and also expanding third country business, covering both private label and commodity shipments, with the closest attention to Quality Control Standards.
The index of prices received by fruit and tree nut growers in June remained above that of a year ago, as was also true in each month from January through May 2010. The index this June was reported at 148 (1990-92=100), 15 percent higher than the June 2009 index. Strength in the June index stemmed from grower price gains realized mostly for freshmarket lemons, oranges, apples, pears, and strawberries. Prices for processing oranges also averaged higher.
In 2009, the Nation’s utilized production of the leading noncitrus fruit crops totaled 18.1 million tons, up 3 percent from the 2008 utilized production. Utilized production increased from 2008 for avocados, sweet cherries, tart cherries, red raspberries, California prunes, prunes and plums (Idaho, Michigan, Oregon, and Washington), blackberries, strawberries, pears, California dates, and apples.
South Africa’s total production of canned Bulida Apricots is estimated at 31,190 MT for marketing year 2008/09 and this represents a 17 percent decrease compared to the 2007/08 production of 38,898 MT. It is forecast that production for marketing year 2009/10 will be slightly higher than this year’s production at 40,100 MT.
A total production of 95,481 MT of canned Clingstone peaches is estimated for marketing year 2008/09, slightly lower that last year’s production of 97,835MT. It is forecast that about 98,100 MT will be produced for marketing year 2009/10.
The index of prices received by fruit and tree nut growers fell 9 percent from the March index. Pushing down the index were significant grower price declines for grapefruit and strawberries in April from the previous month. These price declines more than offset price gains for other citrus crops and for fresh-market apples and pears during the month.
This article presents postharvest information and storage requirements for Pear. It also includes information on quality characteristics, maturity indices, grading, packaging, pre-cooling, retail display, chilling sensitivity, ethylene production and sensitivity, respiration rates, physiological disorders, postharvest pathology, quarantine issues, and suitability as fresh-cut product.
Pear diseases addressed:
- Black Rot
- Botryosphaeria Rot/White Rot
- Cercospora Leaf Spot
- Crown Gall
- Fire Blight
- Fly Speck
- Leaf Spot
- Mushroom Root Rot
- Pink Limb Blight
- Powdery Mildew
- Sooty Blotch
- Southern Blight