Pear harvest on track

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Wednesday, September 05, 2012

An August heat spell brought the Rogue Valley's pear harvest on track for a normal schedule.

Rogue Valley growers began harvesting red pears in mid-August and began picking Comice blocks just before the holiday weekend. That wasn't what a lot of growers expected after a long, wet spring — until seven days of triple-digit temperatures turned things around.

"From a horticulture standpoint," [Matt Borman, who oversees nearly 1,700 acres of Royal Riviera brand Comice pears for Harry & David,] said, "heavy heat sometimes slow things down, but warm nights are actually beneficial."

Read more at The Mail Tribune.

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