From the Orchards
OUR PEAR HARVEST. BY THE NUMBERS.
7,000 tons of them. That’s quite a number. And it got us thinking, there are a lot of cool facts and figures worth sharing about our pear harvest. So we’ve put some together for you to enjoy. If you’re into numbers, or pears, you’ll get a kick out of this. We have 19 farms with a total of 3,000 acres and we’re currently harvesting 1,600 of those acres. In just 1 day, 755 tons of premium pears are picked. (Shoutout to our pickers.) Our biggest farm, Royal Crest Farm, has 320 acres, and our smallest farm has 16 acres. It takes a minimum of 4 seasons before a pear tree can produce fruit, and our oldest trees have 50 years under their belts. That’s a lot of experience growing sweet, juicy Royal Riviera® Pears. It was almost 80 years ago that Harry and David began their premium fruit delivery business. A lot of things have changed since 1934. But our pears are just as delicious today as they were back then. Our Royal Riviera® Pears are now shipping. Check out our gourmet fruit baskets and boxes that they’re featured in. There are too many to count.It’s Royal Riviera® Pear harvest time here in Southern Oregon. Which means we’re busy picking, storing, packing and shipping our famous fruit. This year alone we’ll handpick around