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Clapp's Favorite pear trees

(Clapps Favorite, Clapps Favourite)
Pyrus communis
Clapp's Favorite
Clapp's Favorite is listed in the RHS Plants for Pollinators
  • Picking season: Early
  • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
  • Flowering group: 4

Clapp's Favorite is a popular American pear, mainly used for eating fresh but can also be used for cooking. The flesh is juicy and sweet.

As with most dessert pears, be sure to pick the fruits before they are fully ripe rather than leaving them on the tree, allow them to ripen fully in a fruit bowl.

Bio / Organic  fruit trees

Clapp's Favorite organic pear trees for sale

  • 1Maidentree on BA29 rootstock24.25€
    Medium tree (2m-3.5m after 10 years) Bare-root
  • 2Maidentree on PyroDwarf rootstock25.00€
    Large tree (3m-5m after 10 years) Bare-root
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  • Ireland
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  • Luxembourg
  • Netherlands
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Slovakia
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
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Clapp's Favorite was raised by Mr Thaddeus Clapp of Dorchester, Massachusetts, USA in the mid-19th century.

Clapp's Favorite characteristics

  • Gardening skillAverage
  • Self-fertilityNot self-fertile
  • Flowering group4
  • Disease resistancePoor
  • Picking seasonEarly
  • Season of use1-3 days
  • Food usesEating freshCulinary
  • Cold hardiness (USDA)Zone 3 (-40C)
  • Summer average maximum temperaturesWarm (25-30C / 76-85F)
  • Country of originUnited States
  • Period of origin1850 - 1899
  • Fruit colourYellow / Orange

Similar varieties

  • See also Stark Crimson
    Stark Crimson
    A red form of Clapp's Favorite, also known as Kalle. The pears have a sweet flavor, and ripen in late summer.