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Moonglow pear

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

Moonglow identification photos

  • Moonglow pear
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Tree register

United States

Harvest records for this variety

2018 season

  • August  2018  - tree owned by Sara in Saint Rose, United States


  • 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

Parents and other ancestors of this variety


  • Fireblight  - Very resistant

Where to buy fresh fruit

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  • The Book of Pears (2015)
    Author: Morgan

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