California Pear Update June 6, 2023
California Bartlett pears are approximately 7 weeks away from harvest. Scully Packing Company is expecting a good crop with high quality and volumes very similar to year’s pack. California experienced a late bloom in all districts, which will translate into later than normal harvest timing. The weather post-bloom has been very good and we are expecting this year’s quality to be exceptional. Scully Packing Company expects to begin packing on the following dates:
Sacramento District Bartletts: July 24 (sometime this week)
Red Crimson: August 7 – 10
Golden Bosc: August 7
We estimate Mountain Bartlett pears will be available the week of August 14th.
Scully Packing Company expects to account for approximately 40% of the California Bartlett pack this year. We grow pears in all three California districts and handle the crops of about twenty of the finest pear growers in California. We offer full range of varietals including – Bartletts, Golden Bosc, Red Crimsons, Hailey Reds, Rosi Reds, French Butter, Seckels, Forelles, and Organic Bartletts and Organic Golden Bosc.
Pack style offerings include 40# Wraps, 36# Tight-fill, 27# Euro and RPC’s, 20# ½ Cartons, 12-2#, 8-3# and 6-4# Pouch Bags as well as 4# and 6# Consumer Trays.
Scully Packing Company has two main shipping locations – Northern California (Lake County), and the Southern San Joaquin Valley (Exeter, Ca.). We pride ourselves on providing our customers with the best and fastest loading experience in the industry. Our Exeter facility provides our customers with an excellent location for consolidating orders with grapes, citrus and stone fruit.
For more information on the upcoming California pear season and Scully Pears, please don’t hesitate to call at the number listed below or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We can set up a meeting at your convenience to further discuss how we can help improve your pear category.
(707) 263-8500 – Phil Scully, Suzie Villanueva, John Heffernan
(559) 594-4626 – Erin Johnson