Cordon Pear trees are a good choice for restricted areas and a fence or wall. They can be grown at a 45degree angle, or upright. The rootstock we use for our cordon Moonglow is Quince C which is the best stock for cordon trees. Plant 60-80cm’s apart
This variety is really a form of Williams bon Chretien only with a brighter skin. An exceptionally attractive Pear with a lovely flavour.
Moonglow Pear Tree – season
Mid-late September and into October..
Moonglow Pear – appearance
Medium sized, classic Williams formation, the skin a bright and luminous lemon yellow throughout when ripe. A stunning Pear.
Superb; tender, lightly perfumed and aromatic with an intense aroma and very juicy flesh.
Moonglow Pear – Pollination
This variety belongs in ‘C’ pollination group & will pollinate readily with varieties in the same or adjacent groups. Here are some suggested varieties:
Tree sizes for Moonglow Pear trees:
Quince C rootstock
Is the most compact stock generally used for Pears. It can be maintained at an easily harvested 180-260cm’s and can be planted around 150-180cm’s apart. Quince ‘C’ is easily the most satisfactory rootstock for garden use and can even be incorporated into a large – say 24” – container and kept on the patio. Such trees may be restricted below the 180cm mark.
Quince A rootstock
Is more vigorous than Quince ‘C’ and is ideal for orchard planting, grassy area’s and the larger border. It will grow to 250-350cm’s and should be planted not less than 250cm’s apart. A heavy cropping tree suitable for most good soils and situations.