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Moonglow pear

Last updated 14 Jun 2015.

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An early attempt to a develop a fireblight-resistant pear. Good flavors from its excellent European pear pedigree.

Moonglow phototape


  • Species: Pyrus communis
  • Parentage: Roi Charles Wurtemburg x (Bartlett x Comice)
  • Originates from: Beltsville, Maryland, United States
  • Introduced: 1960s
  • Developed by: U.S. Dept. of Agriculture
  • Orange Pippin Cultivar ID: 2023
  • UK National Fruit Collection accession: 1961-035


  • Fruit size: Medium
  • Fruit size: Large


  • Flowering period: Mid season
  • Flowering group: 3
  • Fertility: Self-sterile
  • Period of origin: 1950 - 1999


  • Fireblight  - Very resistant

Relationships to other varieties

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References and further reading about this variety

  • The Book of Pears (2015)
    Author: Morgan

Moonglow identification photos from website visitors

Moonglow pear
Moonglow pear

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