Common Pear, European Pear
Pyrus communis 'Moonglow'

Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Pyrus (PY-russ) (Info)
Species: communis (KOM-yoo-nis) (Info)
Cultivar: Moonglow

Category:

Edible Fruits and Nuts

Trees

Height:

8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

Spacing:

8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Deciduous

Other details:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

By grafting

By budding

Seed Collecting:

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Oskaloosa, Iowa

Barbourville, Kentucky

Coushatta, Louisiana

Cole Camp, Missouri

Winston Salem, North Carolina

Bend, Oregon

Knoxville, Tennessee

Cibolo, Texas

Troup, Texas

Elma, Washington

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Gardeners' Notes:

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On Jan 17, 2006, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

Resists fireblight. Large fruit, use fresh or for canning. Productive, spur-type tree. Mid-season harvest. 700 hours. Pollenizer required, good pollenizer for other pears.