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Moonglow Pear

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Description

Big, bold, blushed fruit. This beautiful, Bartlett-type pear is soft and juicy without being mushy. The tree is disease-resistant to fire blight and will bear fruit for years. A strong pollinator for other pear varieties. Originates from Maryland, introduced in 1960. Ripens in mid August. Best pollinators: Starking® Delicious™ or Bartlett. See more Recommended Pollinators below.

Characteristics

Bloom Color White
Fruit Color Red
Fruit Size Medium - Large
Pollination Pollinator Needed
Ripens/Harvest Mid August
Shade/Sun Full Sun
Soil Composition Loamy
Soil Moisture Well Drained
Soil pH Level 6.0 - 7.0
Taste Mild Subacid
Texture Soft, Juicy
Years to Bear 4 - 6
Zone Range 5 - 8

Zone Compatibility

This Variety's Zone Range 5 - 8
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Recommended Pollinators

This variety requires another one for adequate pollination.

Cross-pollination by a different variety is key to its growing and bearing success. Our experts recommend planting one of the following within 50' for optimum pollination.

Tools & Supplies

Having the proper tools and supplies when growing your own can make the difference between a good harvest and a great harvest! Here's a list that our experts recommend for this variety.

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Why did you choose this?
Stark Bro's Store
I have grown this variety before, and it's delicious.
Bright D on May 16, 2016
Fire Blight resistance. Going to try it.
KATHY S on Mar 22, 2016
I have grown this variety before, and it's delicious.
Bright D on May 16, 2016
Childhood memories.
Charles N on Apr 26, 2016
Fire Blight resistance. Going to try it.
KATHY S on Mar 22, 2016
blight-resistant type; compatible with pear I already have
Deta C on Mar 19, 2016
Needed a tree to pollinate the Bartlett, this one had a good description that I hope all of us will like.
Jonathan H on Mar 14, 2016
A new one...pollinator for the Seckel.
RICHARD C on Mar 10, 2016
As pollinator for Clapp's Favorite Pear. Hope it works!
Robert G on Mar 7, 2016
I chose this variety for it's fire blight resistance.
Matt O on Feb 25, 2016
Childhood memories.
Charles N on Apr 26, 2016
blight-resistant type; compatible with pear I already have
Deta C on Mar 19, 2016
Which other pear can polinate a Moonglow Pear tree?
Elismar on Feb 19, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I plant Moonglow, Bartlett and Starkling delicious together. I have about 30 of
each kind and they seem to be doing great.

Customer Reviews

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MOONGLOW PEARS
Greatest pears we have ever eaten! crunchy and sweet!! It seems to do best with chicken manure and good hydration. got fruit as large as a medium size grapefruit and they were DELICIOUS!!!!
May 5, 2016
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Best of the best
I have been a customer for the last 50 years and have never bean disappointed.

Ron
May 23, 2016
Purchased
1 year ago
Good Quality Start….You do the rest
I have bought trees from Stark Brothers many times over the past 20 years. The quality of these trees have always been very good. They are the size that's advertised, well shaped, have a good root system, arrived on time and were very well packaged to preserve them in shipment. Stark Brothers quality is far better than other nurseries I have delt with. I have the holes ready before the shipment arrives and plant them as soon as the box hits my porch. I dig a hole about 36 inches across and 18 inches deep. I jibble up the soil real well and shake out all the grass roots. I make a mound about 6 inches tall in the middle and set the root ball on it punching a little hole in it for the tap root and then spread the roots out around that mound covering with dirt as I go up and firming it just a little so the dirt will contact the roots well and work my way up the root system like stacking pancakes being careful not to cover deeper than the graft. I leave a small bowl like depression to catch water. I water very well until the water stands in that bowl. As time goes on I water often enough to keep the soil very damp but not soggy. It takes about 45 minutes a tree to do this like I do (assuming you have the hole pre dug and worked up.) I am not a professional but I think this attention to the roots during planting is extremely important. No they want plant themselves and you for sure can't just wad the roots up and stuff them in a little hole and expect survival. Be sure to be ready and plant them as soon as you get them if possible but don't rush it and botch it. I bought a moon glow pear for pollination last year. This is it's second spring here and it already has 2 small pears on it .The other trees are doing very well too. Over the years I have bought and planted approximately 50 trees and plants from Stark Brothers and every single one of them (except for one fig) is doing well and that fig is still hanging on and may perk up….I'll wait and see. I have been very pleases with the quality of merchandise from Stark Brothers but you gotta do your part…Stark has done theirs. For me planting is as much fun as eating the fruit. There is a great deal of personal satisfaction in doing it well and in knowing you left a place better than you found it. Keep the rows straight and everything properly spaced and there's nothing any prettier.
May 19, 2016
Purchased
1 year ago
Looks great so far!
Leafing out and looking great! Caged them up to keep mice from stripping bark.
May 13, 2016
Purchased
3 months ago
Moonglow Pear
I'm very pleased with my moonglow pear tree. I have struggled with other sellers fruit trees, but only had one Stark Bos. tree ever die, and it was promptly and courteously replaced. The pear is healthy and full of tiny pears this year!
May 21, 2016
Purchased
1 year ago
Grows in places Bartletts won't
My tree is not producing yet, however; it is growing with no sign of trouble in the spot that fire blight took less than 2 years to kill my Bartlett plantings.
May 23, 2016
Purchased
1 year ago
Moonglow Pear
Planted just over a year ago and doing beautifully.
May 20, 2016
Purchased
1 year ago
Vigerous, healthy tree
This little tree has been growing great guns since I planted it. It was good and healthy with a nice size caliper when I received it and without a blemish to its bark.I firmly believe in starting with a healthy tree from the beginning to assure a good chance at success.My Moonglow has now begun it's second season, and is really putting on the branches fast. I'm looking forward to when I can begin having fruit from this great looking tree--thanks, Stark Brothers!
June 22, 2016
Purchased
1 year ago
Huge Pears
These are huge pears with a buttery smooth texture that is sweet and delicious. The tree produces so many, the limbs need support. We eat them fresh, and use them for canning. Watch out for stink bugs!
May 30, 2016
Strong healthy tree
My Moonglow pear tree is only about 2 years old. While there were plenty of blooms on the tree this year, there were no pears. I purchased it so it would help pollinate a couple other pear trees I have. These trees have not produced any fruit as of yet, as well. I Googled what complementing pear trees were best to help pollinate my trees. This is why I purchased the Moonglow. However, they all appear real healthy, but no pears as of yet....
May 5, 2016
Purchased
over 2 years ago