Our Southern Oregon Royal Riviera® Pear harvest is in. Sweet.
This harvest is exceptional. Thanks to Mother Nature. The bloom was late this year, which is actually a good thing. It allowed the fruit to develop after the frosty part of spring was over. The weather here was pretty mild through June, and the pears were able to catch up to the harvest schedule and develop their ideal size and sugar content.
Pears won’t ripen to their full potential if left on the tree. That’s why we pick them when they are at a mature state and keep them at a cold temperature until they’re ready to be shipped. The cold climate interacts with the sugars in the fruit to aid it to ripen to perfection. After we deliver it to your door. Because no one wants mushy pears in the mail. And the longer we keep the pears in cold storage, the quicker they ripen when you get them. It’s kind of like aging cheese. Only our pears get soft, juicy and sweet.
Updated: November 20, 2013
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Royal Riviera® Pears are on time for December and shipping throughout the month.