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Clapps Favourite pear trees

Pyrus communis
Clapps Favourite
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Clapps Favourite pear trees for sale

Bare-root

  • BR11-year bare-root tree Pyrodwarf rootstock £21.45
    Medium tree (2m-3m after 10 years)
    Out of stock

History

Raised by Mr Thaddeus Clapp of Dorchester, Massachusetts, USA in the mid-19th century.

Clapps Favourite characteristics

Using

  • CroppingGood
  • Picking seasonEarly
  • Keeping (of fruit)1-3 days
  • Fruit persistenceNormal ripening
  • Flavour qualityVery goodGood
  • WildlifeRHS perfect for pollinators
  • Food usesEating freshCulinary

Growing

  • Gardening skillAverage
  • Self-fertilityNot self-fertile
  • Flowering group4
  • Pollinating othersAverage
  • PloidyDiploid
  • VigourSlightly large
  • Bearing regularityRegular

Problems

  • Disease resistancePoor
  • FireblightVery susceptible
  • ScabVery susceptible

Climate

  • Climate suitabilityTemperate climatesWarm climates
  • Cold hardiness (USDA)(3) -40F / -40C
  • Summer average maximum temperaturesWarm (25-30C / 76-85F)

Identification

  • Country of originUnited States
  • Period of origin1850 - 1899
  • Flower colourWhite
  • Leaf colourGreen
  • Fruit colourYellow / Orange
  • Fruit sizeAverage