Oneonta Starr Ranch Growers has added organic bartletts and anjous from Argentina as it moves to a year-round organic pear program.
The South American organic pears fill in at the end of the Pacific Northwest crop and start of the California season, according to a news release. The new offerings are Williams Bartletts, Autumn Bartletts and green anjous.
“It’s an exciting new part of our Star Ranch Organics program,” Dan Davis, organic category manager, said in the release. “This is the first year we’ve had these pears from Argentina, and they are the perfect fit in our plan to be year-round shipper of organic pears.”
The company, Wenatchee, Wash., has a year-round organic apple season, with domestic and imported product.
Oneonta Starr Ranch Growers imports manager Bruce Turner said although the Argentine pear crop has a small size profile this season, the company is focusing primarily on size 100 and larger.
The pears, which are distributed from Yakima, Wash., are available in two-pound consumer pouch bags and tissue-wrapped in 40-pound cartons, according to the release.