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A Story Rooted in Exceptional Pears

A Story Rooted in Exceptional Pears

Posted by on Jul 10, 2014 in Articles, Fresh Fruit, Orchards | 0 comments

In 1934, Harry traveled to New York City and transformed the pear orchards he and his brother David owned into a successful business. He brought enough boxes of enormous and deliciously ripe Royal Riviera® Pears with him from Southern Oregon to fill his hotel room at the Waldorf. Reaching out to a select list of top executives, Harry sent complimentary...

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Protecting our Pear Trees from Frost Damage

Protecting our Pear Trees from Frost Damage

Posted by on Mar 7, 2014 in Field Notes, Fresh Fruit, Orchards | 0 comments

Growing the perfect pear is a year-round process of pampering our very special pear trees. The most perilous time for our orchards is also the most promising. March is an extremely fragile time for buds on fruit trees. They are vulnerable to freezing temperatures and frost. In the valley, the last day a frost can occur is typically May 17. That means the...

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