Our Pears: Locally Grown
Day’s Century Growers Inc. is known for their beautiful, locally grown pears. Their pear orchard grows in the heart of Kelowna, and driving along Byrns road is always a treat. Especially in the spring when the pear blossoms are in full bloom. The propery has blocks as old as 65 years old and are still producing beautiful pears. The orchard’s oldest block is interplanted Bartlett and Green D’Anjou pears which is an older style of orchard, and was done for pollination purposes. The properties newer orchards are planted in a more high-density style to increase the volume of product per acre. Along with higher density planting styles, there are many important orchard practices to ensure a good crop. These include timely applications of nutrients, proper pruning, integrated pest management, and maintaining general orchard health.
Day’s Century Growers Inc. along with Consolidated Fruit Packers ensure beautiful, locally grown pears from the heart of the Okanagan are available through the winter in various locations of Canada. They produce several varieties that shine in unique ways, and will taste as fresh as if it was just harvested and ripened.