Pear 'Moonglow' Semi-Dwarf
*Important* Fruit trees, in general, have unique maintenance needs in terms of pruning, harvesting, and pest and disease management. Visit portlandfruit.org or homeorchardsociety.org for more fruit tree care info.
Grows well in fertile, well-drained soil, in full sun.
Edible fruit, pollinate with Seckle, Dawn, Waite, Mangess, or Starkling. Extra large pear that is yellow with a slight red blush. Very smooth flesh, juicy and excellent mild flavor. Great for fresh eating, cooking or canning.
25' at maturity
20' at maturity
Five-petalled, white flowers up to 1-1/2
Bright green, oval, slightly curved, leaves come to a point at the end.
Dark gray cracking into small, blocky plates with age.
The trees have strong vertical branches and require little pruning. Fireblight is the most serious of pear diseases. Caterpillars, leaf roller, blister mites, aphids, scale insects, dieback, powdery mildew and scab can also be a problem.