Meet a California Pear Farmer
Today’s California pear farmer is very likely to be part of a farming family who has been growing pears for generations. There are about 60 pears farmers who grow pears in California. Many are still farming on the same land their forefathers planted decades ago. Fortunately, pear trees have a long, productive life and the average age of a California pear orchard is between 30 and 100 years. The average size of a California pear farm is 130 acres. We encourage you to meet a California pear farmer by reading the stories of the family history and why they continue to grow pears today.