CASHMERE — Crunch Pak is now offering sliced pears in addition to apples.

The company had to develop new technology to make pear slices that were consistent enough to produce on a large scale, Tony Freytag, executive vice president and co-founder said in a Tuesday press release.

“We made a commitment to develop value-added pears many years ago to our growers and customers,” Freytag said. “Our location, relative to where the majority of the country’s pears are grown, makes us literally neighbors with orchardists and their crops. The countless hours of research and development that was put into the project and the overall commitment of the company to creating this proprietary technology is to be heralded.”