Wawona Frozen Foods has a long tradition of processing quality frozen fruit and this extends across the entire product line. In addition to the flagship peaches, pears have grown in popularity as a healthy, delicious snack as well as an ingredient in salads, yogurt, baked goods, etc. Wawona sources pears from the great Northwest, where 90% of U.S. pears are grown. Wawona’s growers harvest at the perfect time, when the pears are mature but not completely ripe, as pears ripen best off the tree. By the time the pears arrive at Wawona’s processing facilities, the pears are at their freshest level, creating a quality frozen product.
Whether conventional or organic, Wawona grows and processes the finest varieties of pears and have year-round availability in many different styles and packs to meet the product needs of customers. Chefs have long valued pears in salads and desserts. Restaurants are recognizing their versatility and menuing pears as a healthy ingredient in appetizers, entrees and even pizza. In addition to foodservice, Wawona’s industrial clients use pears in pies, cakes, jams, chutneys, yogurt and much more. Wawona’s frozen pears are fresher than fresh – sweet, juicy and always delicious.
Pack Sizes: Case, Barrier, Pail & Drum
Styles: Available in Halves, Diced & Purée
Wawona Frozen Foods is the oldest, largest and most prestigious family-owned company in the frozen peach industry. From orchards throughout California, including 600 acres of company-owned trees in Clovis, peaches are carefully hand-picked at harvest and transferred to the processing facility. After washing, sizing, pitting, peeling and frequent inspections, the golden peach halves move on conveyor belts by professional graders who separate the fruit into Wawona’s four product lines:
Whether conventional or organic, Wawona offers a number of varieties of fresh frozen strawberries – all delivered with box-to-box consistent quality. The IQF process preserves the freshness, quality and flavor. Wawona supplies its foodservice and industrial clients with turnkey frozen fruit solutions as the size of whole strawberries can be separated as small, medium or large – matching the precise needs of its customers.
Wawona carefully crafts its plum purée to retain a purity in color, flavor and nutritional value. The purée adds a sweet fruity taste to beverages, baked goods and desserts. Chefs have prized plum purée in sauces, marinades and dressings. Industrial uses of Wawona’s plum purée include fruit bars and snacks, confections, baby food, jelly and jam.
Wawona has several unique blends of mixed fruit – from traditional 3- and 4-Berry Blends to a kaleidoscope of colors and flavors in the Spectrum Blend (Peaches, Strawberries, White Peaches, Honeydew Melon, Blueberries and Pineapple). Each of Wawona’s mixed fruit options are filled with fresh fruit that is individually quick frozen to preserve the juicy flavors. Most are California-grown fruits except for the pears, which are from Washington, and the pineapples and mangoes are imported. All the imported fruit is meticulously sourced to ensure it has the same quality and safety levels as domestic fruit.
For the more than 55 years, Wawona Frozen Foods has served all segments of the food industry supplying the highest quality fruit. Wawona’s wide variety of fruits include more than the flagship peaches – strawberries, pears, plums, and a number of mixed fruits are also available. The fresh frozen fruit is available year-round and delivered with box-to-box consistency.
As a family-owned company, Wawona operates with the highest integrity, building a top reputation as a quality grower and processor. It all starts with harvesting premium fruit in ideal growing conditions in Washington where a warm spring leads into hot summer days and cool nights. After harvest, Wawona’s state-of-the-art processing methods and experienced staff ensure they capture the natural essence of the fruit under strict quality control and food safety procedures. In addition, the processing facilities have been upgraded with more efficient, cost saving technologies – from the initial sorting to the latest innovative packaging.