The Red Clapp's Favorite pear was discovered in the 1950s as a "sport" which produced a branch of red pears on a green Clapp's Favorite pear tree in a Missouri orchard. Handsome, almost clear red fruit, that would look great in espaliered form. Red Clapp's Favorite flesh is fine, melting and juicy with a sweet, pleasing flavor. The tree is fairly vigorous with dark shoots and pleasing foliage. Best tasting red pear. Can be eaten crisp off the tree.
Growing Considerations for Red Clapp's Favorite
USDA Zone: 4,5,6,7,8,9
Fruit Storage: Fair
Mature Size: 12-15 ft. summer prune to maintain 8 ft. tree
Recommended Spacing: 12-15 ft. summer pruned 8 ft.spacing
Uses: Fresh eating,dessert,baking
Rootstock: Semi-dwarf OHxF 333
Water Requirement: 8-15 gallons per week May through Sept.
Years to bear: 2-4 years
Shape when shipped: Feathered and whips (few side branching)
*Size supplied when shipped: 1/2 to 5/8 inch caliper (width around trunk) 5-7 ft. in field (trimmed to 4 to 5 ft. when shipped)
*As noted by University of California Scientists and other qualified professionals the most successful trees often have caliper from 1/2" to 5/8" and usually establish faster than smaller and larger planting stock.
Note on Shipping:
Our pear trees are delivered to you bareroot during their winter dormancy from January through May depending on USDA zone. Trees are shipped with your invoice and helpful planting directions. There is no minimum quantity required but shipping rate for an individual tree is expensive so you'll find it's cost effective to consider a handful of trees,vines or our helpful Tree Starter Kits.
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