Red Clapp’s Favorite Pear Tree
Red Clapp’s Favorite Pear Tree is a red bud sport of Clapp’s Favorite. Same qualities as Clapps’ Favorite but with a red skin. Clapp’s Favorite Pear Tree is one of the best for fresh eating, featuring large fruits with gorgeous red skin, a very fine texture, and severe juiciness. Originally from Massachusetts, and discovered in the 1800’s this pear has been a favorite for centuries.
Pear trees are one of the world’s most popular and delicious fruit. Pears grace us with their delicious flavor, sweet, juicy flesh, and attractive form.
Latin Name: Pyrus communis
Site and Soil: European Pears like full to 1/2 day sun and well-drained soil.
Rootstock Description: A dwarfing rootstock for European Pears, OHxF 513 produces trees 10-12 ft. in height.
Pollination Requirements: Red Clapp’s Favorite Pear Tree needs another variety nearby for cross-pollination. Our Asian Pear varieties can also be used as pollinators.
Hardiness: European Pears are hardy to minus 25°F. or below.
Bearing Age: 2-3 years after planting.
Size at Maturity: 10-12 ft. in height.
Bloom Time: April
Ripening Time: Early September
Yield: 50+ lbs.
Pests & Diseases: Our European Pear varieties are generally quite disease resistant and easy to grow. Except for occasional problems with Codling Moth, we have not seen significant insect damage on our varieties.
USDA Zone: 4
Sunset Western Zone: 2-11, 14-18
Sunset Northeast Zone: 32, 34-41