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ITEM REFERENCE SHEET – PEARS TM

VARIETIES BEURRE BOSC

PACKHAM’S TRIUMPH

Bosc pears are a beautiful russet brown color with a tall tapering neck and long stem. The color of the flesh does not change when ripe and this can be a slow variety to ripen but, you will be awarded with a creamy, dense pear that is highly aromatic and flavorful. The flavor of a Bosc can be described as somewhat sweet with a hint of spice.

The Packham has a bumpy green skin that gets a bright yellow undertone when ripe. They are very juicy and sweet. The Packham pear is traditionally a late season pear imported from South America or New Zealand.

FORELLE

SUMMER BARLETT

For what they lack in size, Forelle pears make up in sweet flavor and beautiful appearance. Forelles are one of the smallest varieties of pears. A unique characteristic are the red lenticles, or freckles, that set this variety apart from other pears. Their flesh is moist and crisp.

One of the most popular varieties of pears, the Bartlett pear originated in England. The light green skin eventually turns a yellowish color when ripe. The juicy Bartlett pear is excellent as a snack, for use in salads, or in a variety of cooked dishes.

CHILE

USA 1601 E. OLYMPIC BLVD. BLDG.300 STES.300-307 LOS ANGELES, CA 90021 • USA TEL: +1(213)627-8736 • FAX: +1(213)239-6797

744 S. ALAMEDA ST. LOS ANGELES, CA 90021 • USA TEL: +1(213) 833-6070 • FAX: +1 (213)623-5157

MANUEL MONTT 357 OF. 808 CURICÓ • CHILE TEL: +1(213) 627-8736 • FAX: +1 (213)239-6797


ITEM REFERENCE SHEET – PEARS TM

SIZES Pear sizes are determined by the number of pears that fit into a standard 4/5-bushel packing box weighing approximately 44-lb. (20 kg) loaded. For example, a size 90 pear means that 90 pears will fit into a packing box. USA Pear sizes range from 70-count (large) to 150count (very small). The following is a table of the pear sizes we typically carry:

CASE SIZE

SIZES

18.0kg/ 40.0 lbs (net)

70

80

90

100

110

120

GRADES Although the United States Department of Agriculture has set grading guidelines, most USA Pear packing houses use more stringent standards. Grading is based on standard criteria such as fruit shape and imperfections. The following is the ranking from highest to lowest: • • • •

U.S. Extra No. 1 (Applicable to winter pears only). U.S. No. 1 U.S. Combination U.S. No. 2

Pears that we import are subject to CAT 1 quality grading.

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION

Nutrition Facts

Pear health benefits

Serving Size: 1 medium Pear (166g)

• Protects from free radicals Pears are a good source of vitamin C and copper. Both of these nutrients can be thought of as antioxidant nutrients that help protect cells in the body from oxygen-related damage due to free radicals.

Amount per Serving Calories 100 Total Fat 1g Saturated Fat 0g Trans Fat 0g Cholesterol 0mg Sodium 0mg Total Carbohydrate 25g Dietary Fiber 4g Sugars 17g Protein 1g Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 10%

Calories from Fat

10

% Daily Value * 2% 0% 0% 0% 8% 16%

l l

Calcium Iron

2% 0%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

• Promotes cardiovascular and colon health Pear's fiber does a lot more than help prevent constipation and ensure regularity. Fiber has been shown in a number of studies to lower high cholesterol levels. In addition, fiber also binds to cancer-causing chemicals in the colon, preventing them from damaging colon cells. •

Reduces risk of postmenopausal breast cancer

• Is a hypo-allergenic fruit Although not well documented in scientific research, pears are often recommended by healthcare practitioners as a hypoallergenic fruit that is less likely to produce an adverse response than other fruits. A great fruit for infants and toddlers. • Protects against macular degeneration Macular degeneration is one of the harms that bring about age-related vision loss.

CHILE

USA 1601 E. OLYMPIC BLVD. BLDG.300 STES.300-307 LOS ANGELES, CA 90021 • USA TEL: +1(213)627-8736 • FAX: +1(213)239-6797

744 S. ALAMEDA ST. LOS ANGELES, CA 90021 • USA TEL: +1(213) 833-6070 • FAX: +1 (213)623-5157

MANUEL MONTT 357 OF. 808 CURICÓ • CHILE TEL: +1(213) 627-8736 • FAX: +1 (213)239-6797


ITEM REFERENCE SHEET - PEARS TM

AVAILABILITY ORIGIN

JAN

FEB

MAR

APR

MAY

JUN

JUL

AUG

SEP

OCT

NOV

DEC

WASHINGTON OREGON CALIFORNIA (North) CALIFORNIA (Central) CHILE ARGENTINA SOUTH AFRICA NEW ZEALAND Light

Heavy

Peak

LOGISTIC INFORMATION PACKAGING: CASE STICKERS FRUIT CASE PALLET

Carton Cases: 18.0 kgs./ 40.0 lbs. (net) Trays* 60% Paper Wrap PLU Grower Variety Quality Packing Date Shipper Cosignee Quality and Condition Control Each case must contains ONE SIZE only. Four way pallets Vertical & Horizontal Plastic Strips Corner Boards Net Wrapping

* Trays are optional **IMPORTANT: Each pallet must contain only ONE SIZE.

STORING & HANDLING: PRODUCES ETHYLENE* SENSITIVE TO ETHYLENE TEMPERATURE HUMIDITY

Yes- HIGH (Unripe pears produce less ethylene) Yes 32-36°F / 0-2°C 90-98% relative humidity

* Ethylene is a plant hormone that promotes fruit ripening. Ethylene accelerates ripening (change of skin color from green to yellow) and flesh softening.

SHIPPING: CASES/PALLET STACKING AIR BAGS TEMP. RECORD.

64 cases per pallet Cross Tiers In the case that there are spaces between pallets, please insert air bags. Every load must have a temperature recorder. Please identify the pallet that it is in.

PLU - PEARS (PERAS) BARTLETT/WILLIAMS/WBC 4024 SMALL (Sz. 110 and smaller) 4409 LARGE (Sz. 100 and larger)

BOSC 4026 SMALL (Sz. 110 and smaller) 4413 LARGE (Sz. 100 and larger)

PACKHAM'S TRIUMPH 4421 ALL

CHILE

USA 1601 E. OLYMPIC BLVD. BLDG.300 STES.300-307 LOS ANGELES, CA 90021 • USA TEL: +1(213)627-8736 • FAX: +1(213)239-6797

744 S. ALAMEDA ST. LOS ANGELES, CA 90021 • USA TEL: +1(213) 833-6070 • FAX: +1 (213)623-5157

MANUEL MONTT 357 OF. 808 CURICÓ • CHILE TEL: +1(213) 627-8736 • FAX: +1 (213)239-6797


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