Pears

Introducing Goulburn River Gold® pears

To build on export opportunities to Asia and other priority markets, APAL is assisting the Goulburn Valley pear growers’ group in developing a brand to be used exclusively by program participants. The brand will be used to deliver a high-quality Australian pear to retailers and consumers. It borrows some of the best elements of successful [...]

By |October 21st, 2018|Marketing, News, Pears|

Pears attract strong buyer interest at Asia Fruit Logistica

The launch of a new premium-pear brand Goulburn River Gold® and blush pear Fránk™ at Asia Fruit Logistica in Hong Kong in September attracted strong interest from international buyers. Australian exhibitors reported a string of trade enquiries for the blush pear ANP-0131 that was bred at the Agriculture Victoria’s Tatura-based Australian National Pear Breeding Program. [...]

By |October 21st, 2018|Exporting, Marketing, News, Pears|

Pear sampling aims to boost sales

Pear sampling session being conducted in store during August/September 2018. A fresh round of 200 pear sampling sessions are underway at Coles and Woolworths stores nationally aimed at further boosting consumer awareness of and purchase of pears, following the success of earlier sampling sessions over summer. A key focus of the sampling program, [...]

By |September 4th, 2018|Hort Innovation apple and pear marketing, Marketing, News, Pears|

Planting systems for blush pears

Agriculture Victoria shares the results of their experiment within the Profitable Pears project to help identify the best rootstock, planting density and training system for blush pears.   Replanting or establishing new orchard blocks is a costly exercise. Decisions regarding cultivar, rootstock, training system and planting density have implications for not just potential profits but also [...]

By |September 3rd, 2018|Orchard design and density, Pears, PIPS, Varieties and rootstock|

Pear Masterclass focusses on orchard management

Experts with global experience shared advice about orchard management for quality pears at the Future Orchards® Pear Masterclass last week. Associate Professor Stefano Musacchi, Washington State University. at the Tatura research orchard. About 40 growers travelled to Agriculture Victoria’s Tatura centre and heard from guest speakers including Associate Professor Stefano Musacchi, Washington State [...]

By |June 6th, 2018|Future Orchards, News, Orchard design and density, Pears|

Chill requirements of new pear cultivars

Researchers are uncovering the chill requirements of new and old pear cultivars including ANP-0131 (Deliza®), ANP-0118 (Lanya®), ANP-0534, and PremP009 (Piqa®Boo®). In doing so they hope to understand the suitability of these cultivars for the Goulburn Valley now and under future climates. When selecting new varieties, growers consider many important factors including marketability, time to [...]

Consumers give insights into what they want in pears

Australian fruit growers and marketers have a better understanding of what international consumers are looking for when purchasing fruit, thanks to a series of consumer preference surveys carried out in Thailand and Indonesia. Consumers preferred the taste of new blush pears Deliza® and Lanya® . Agriculture Victoria Project Manager Bruce Tomkins said there [...]

By |April 18th, 2018|Exporting, Pears|

Pear export pilot partners appointed

New partners appointed to help Hort Innovation develop pear exports will target markets including Hong Kong, Canada, New Zealand and Singapore. Hort Innovation has signed contracts with partners to deliver the Pear early and broader season export pilot program (PA17515). Markets which will be targeted through support of this project include Hong Kong, Canada, New Zealand, [...]

By |March 28th, 2018|Exporting, Hort Innovation, News, Pears|

In-store pear tasting boosts sales by 24 per cent

New sales data released by Hort Innovation has revealed that in-store sampling of Packham pears over summer boosted sales by 24 per cent in Woolworths stores where the sampling occurred. In-store pear sampling took pears to over 45,000 shoppers and boosted sales in stores where sampling occurred by 24 per cent. Among other [...]

APAL seeks fair pricing for apple and pear growers

Australian apple and pear growers are calling on marketers and retailers to set fair prices for new season fruit and not use the current surplus to sell quality fruit at below-cost prices. Current prices paid for new season pears are not covering the cost of production. The industry’s peak body Apple & Pear [...]

By |February 28th, 2018|Advocacy, Industry Issues, News, Pears|