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Moonglow Pear: Pyrus communis “Moonglow” (European Pear)

Moonglow pears

Moonglow pears

Moonglow pears

Moonglow pears

The Moonglow pear is a multi-purpose cultivar that produces a lot of fruit. In late summer, prepare to harvest a heavy crop of large, thin-skinned yellow pears with a red blush. The fruit is soft and juicy with excellent flavor. Moonglow pears are great for eating, canning, and preserves.  The Moonglow needs a pollination buddy such as Bartlett or Orient. This cultivar is a vigorous tree and very resistant to fire blight.

Characteristics:

  • Hardiness zones 4 to 8
  • Tree grows 8 to 10 feet tall and 6 to 10 feet wide as a dwarf variety
  • Standard tree grows 18 to 20 feet tall with a 12- to 13-foot spread
  • Good for eating, canning, preserves
  • Common names: Pear “Moonglow,” Moonglow Pear, Pyrus “Moonglow”

Have you grown Moonglow pears? Are they easy to tend and harvest? Please tell us about your experiences growing Moonglow pears.

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