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Clapps Favourite

An excellent early dual purpose pear.

Origin: USA, 1860

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

Clapps Favourite pear trees for sale

1-year maiden trees

These are the most versatile choice for home orchards, community fruit tree projects, and for training on in any form you require.

MaidenQuince ASemi-dwarfing £24.50
MaidenOHxF87Semi-vigorous £24.50

Orders placed now will be delivered in the winter planting season.

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.

Characteristics of Clapps Favourite pear trees

UseDual Cul & Des
Fruit sizeMedium
Picking timeAug
Season of useAug-Sep
Tree vigourModerate
Tree habitUpright-spreading
Suitable forNorthern Britain
Pollination date21
Pollination groupD
PollinatorsPollination partners