Apples & Pears are a Perfect Pair

Showcase these anytime, on-the-go, produce staples in the varieties your shoppers want.

Preferred packaging keeps consumers coming back for more

Convenience is king in fresh produce—especially for tasty snacks like apples and pears. Choose from a variety of consumer-friendly packaging options fit for any occasion.

Stock an array of apples and a plethora of pears

From Braeburn to Red DeliciousAnjou to Bosc, some are perfect for snacking, while others are ideal for baking and cooking. Keeping a wide variety is key to giving shoppers what they crave.

Variety of growing regions for a range of fruits

Where your apples and pears come from varies at different times of the year. Keeping a continuous supply of these fresh fruits going all year long requires careful coordination—especially when the growing season ends in one region and picks up in another. See where your apples and pears are coming from at this time of year.

Broaden your apple and pear products

Tempt shoppers with versatile flavors they love. Growers around the world make it possible to source, market, and distribute these in-demand products year-round. From old favorites to new flavors, explore your apple and pear options.


A crisp and juicy cross between the Red Delicious and Ralls Janet—Fujis originate in Japan. Grown in several colors, they are great for snacking, salads, sauces, and baking.


First grown in New Zealand, the Gala is small in size, but big in flavor. The sweet-tart flavor makes it a smart choice for both eating and baking.

Granny Smith

This all-purpose apple is crunchy, tart, and tangy. It’s great for snacking and makes delicious pies, cakes, and other baked items.


Excellent for snacking, the Honeycrisp is known for its crunchy firmness. Combined with a sweet juicy flavor, it’s no wonder this is a fan favorite.

Pink Lady®

The Pink Lady® apple is a cross between the Golden Delicious and the Lady Williams. It’s great for general snacking and the perfect addition to salads.

Red Delicious

One of America’s favorite snacking apples, the Red Delicious is known for its deep red color and mildly sweet flavor.

Anjou pear

With a thin skin and a light green to yellow-green color, the Anjou can be a tasty snack or easily tossed with a salad.

Bartlett pear

Bell-shaped with thin skin and white, granular flesh, the Bartlett pear is prized for its use in canning and baking recipes.

Bosc pear

With a gorgeous cinnamon-brown color, the Bosc pear bakes well yet is marvelous for snacking and eating fresh, too.

Red Anjou

Red pears are both beautiful and delicious—great for snacking and baking, they are aromatic, juicy, and sweet. 

Produce industry trends: Your timely apple and pear updates

View the latest market trends and supply insights for apples and pears with our Freshspective report. Discover what’s influencing these fruits as well as temperature controlled capacity changes, so you can plan ahead and avoid disruption.

Sweet and Healthy Homemade Applesauce

This simple recipe is quick and easy to make. Looking for a unique combination of flavors? Try your homemade applesauce on ice cream, pancakes, or even pork chops.

Discover more supply chain topics that matter


Compared to other fruits, apples have a fairly long shelf life. But ensuring they’re stored properly is still an important opportunity to reduce shrink and optimize quality

Consolidation & crossdock

With so many apple and pear varieties to choose from, consolidation and crossdock services throughout the U.S. get the right quantities of each of your store locations. 

Category management

Understanding consumer demand for different apple and pear varieties helps align supply and demand, optimize sales opportunities, and drive consumer loyalty.