The rock-star, cold-hardy apple from Minnesota.
Moonglow Pear on OHxF 87 (Spring 2024)
A modern pear cultivar selected for flavor and fireblight resistance.
Moonglow is a vigorous, very upright, and heavily spurred tree that is precocious and productive. It is fireblight resistant and makes a great pollinator. A trouble-free tree, this is a great choice for the small home orchard. Moonglow is not self-fertile, and it will need a pollenizer.
The pear is large and attractive. The green-yellow skin is blushed with a deep pink, and the white flesh is soft and juicy with a rich, aromatic flavor. Moonglow will need to be stored for six-eight weeks to reach full flavor, but the freshly-picked fruit has enough acidity to make it a great baking pear.
Moonglow is one of the first modern pears bred specifically for fireblight resistance. It was developed by the USDA and released in 1960.
Fruit Uses & Storage
Uses: fresh eating, baking, canning
Storage duration: one to three months (approximate, depending on storage conditions)
Skin color: green
Flesh color: white
Parentage: US-Michigan 437 x Roi Charles de Wurtemburg
Introduced in: 1960
Introduced by: USDA
Calendar & Geography
Tree Height & Spacing
Diseases & Pests
Fireblight: Very Resistant
Bloom group: 3
Is it self-fertile? N
Is it fertile? Y
Rootstock size class: Half-Standard (75% of Standard)
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