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.
- 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”
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