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Clapps Favourite pear trees

Pyrus communis
Clapps Favourite
Clapps Favourite is listed in the RHS Plants for Pollinators
An attractive red-flushed early-season pear from the USA.
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Clapps Favourite pear trees for sale

Bare-root

  • BR11-year bare-root tree Pyrodwarf rootstock £28.50
    Medium tree (2m-3m after 10 years)
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History

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

Clapps Favourite characteristics

Growing

  • Gardening skillAverage
  • Self-fertilityNot self-fertile
  • Flowering group4
  • Pollinating othersAverage
  • PloidyDiploid
  • Climate suitabilityTemperate climatesWarm climates
  • WildlifeRHS Plants for Pollinators

Using

  • Picking seasonEarly
  • CroppingGood
  • Keeping (of fruit)1-3 days
  • Food usesEating freshCulinary

Problems

  • Disease resistancePoor
  • ScabVery susceptible

Identification

  • Country of originUnited States
  • Period of origin1850 - 1899
  • Fruit colourYellow / Orange
  • Fruit sizeAverage