Pear - Clapps Favourite

Clapps Favourite Pear

Pyrus communis
An excellent early dual purpose pear.

Origin: USA 1860

Pollination:  Clapps Favourite is self-sterile and would require a pollinator to produce a crop. Show suitable pollination partners

A guide to choosing Pear Trees

Clapps Favourite Pear Trees for sale - order online

Please select the rootstock, age and tree form available items in the table below. The choice of rootstock is important as it determines the size to which the tree will grow when mature. Trees are available either as maidens which are untrained one year old trees or two year old trees already trained in a particular form. Reduced price trees when available are smaller one year old trees or two year old trees which have less well developed heads than our regular trees but are otherwise perfectly good healthy trees offered at a lower price. Trees are supplied bare root during the planting season from late November to early March. Further information is available below.

Rootstock / Vigour / Age / Form
Quince C - Dwarfing   1 year Maiden
Pyrodwarf - Semi-vigorous   1 year Maiden
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Pyrus - Very vigorous   1 year Maiden

History and description of Clapps Favourite

Raised by Thaddeus Clapp, Dorchester, Massacheusetts, USA before 1860. Grown commercially in the USA and UK in the past.

Medium sized, long pyriform fruit. Smooth, pale yellow skin. Bright scarlet flush and stripes. Very little russetting. Pale yellow, crisp, juicy flesh. Pleasant and sweet with a hint of acidity but of only moderate flavour. A fair dessert variety but also good for cooking. Fruit is prone to rot from the core if left on the tree for too long.

Moderately vigorous tree with a drooping habit. Prolific cropper.

Main characteristics of Clapps Favourite

Use Dual Cul & Des
Fruit size  Medium
Picking time  Aug
Season of use  Aug-Sep

Tree vigour  Moderate
Tree habit  Upright-Spreading
Fruit bearing  Spur-bearer
Cropping Good
Suitable for Northern Britain

Pollination date  21
Pollination group  D
Self fertility  Self-sterile
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Sports  Starkrimson