Moonglow pear trees were selected in Beltsville, Maryland and introduced in 1960. This is a medium to large fruit with excellent flavor and virtually grit free texture. It is ready for picking later end of summer. The pear can develop a red blush if it's on the tree with good sun exposure. These pears do not have a long shelf life so you probably won't find them in any supermarket. Farmers still like for local sales as this variety is one of the most resistance to diseases such as fireblight. Excellent choice for espalier. Please refer below for more information on the Moonglow pear trees for sale.
Pollination Requirement:Requires different variety with same bloom period
Origin Date: Maryland 1960
Storage:3 Months or More
Recommended Spacing: 12-16 ft.
Mature Size: 12-16 ft.
Water Requirements: 12-15 gallons per week May through Sept.
Size of tree
Our trees range in height from 4-8 ft. in our field and trimmed to 4 to 5 ft. when shipped. Our young two year trees are most often feathered (side limbs). The trees diameter (caliper) is often 1/2 to 3/4 inch; *As noted by University of California Scientists and other qualified professionals the most successful trees often have caliper from 1/2" to 5/8" and usually establish faster than smaller and larger planting stock. .
Basic idea for Pruning: Most fruit trees should be pruned in frost-free periods mid to late winter. (apricots best after bud break) Remove most vertical branches and shorten side branches. Fruiting wood is best on horizontal to 45 degree limbs. Learn more...
Shipping Note: Our fruit trees and berries are delivered to you bareroot during their winter dormancy from January through May depending on USDA zone. Trees are shipped with your invoice and helpful planting directions. There is no minimum quantity required but shipping rate for an individual tree is expensive since UPS/Fed Ex charge a dimensional weight and an additional handling fee to ship a tree. You'll find it's cost effective to consider a handful of trees,vines or our helpful Tree Starter Kits.
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