Come on, get Happi
Good Fruit Grower, December 29, 2021
By Kate Prengaman
A Canadian-bred pear variety, HW 624, was bred decades ago by the Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada. In 2013, the Vineland Research and Innovation Centre inherited the breeding program’s advance selections and began to explore opportunities for commercialization the new Happi Pear. This fall, Stemilt Growers harvested its first commercial crop of Happi Pear, launching one of the first proprietary pear marketing campaigns in the U.S.