Red Clapp's Favorite
Missouri 1950's


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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
Missouri 1950's

USDA Zones: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

Bloom Period: Early, Midseason

Harvest Period: Midseason

Storage: 3 Months or More

Uses: Fresh Eating

Origin Date: 1945 and beyond

Pollination Requirement: Self-Fertile

Years to Bear: 2-5 years

Mature Size: 12-16 ft.

Shape when Shipped: Whip (no branching)

Rootstock: OHxF 87

Pruning: Summer prune to maintain 8 ft.

Water Requierments: 12-15 gallons per week May through Sept.

Recommended Spacing: 12-16 ft.

Size supplied when shipped: 1/2 to 3/4 inch caliper*;  Trees range from 4-8 ft. in our field and trimmed to 4 to 5 ft. when shipped. Our young two year trees are most often feathered (side limbs).


*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.

Shipping Note:  Our fruit trees and berries 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 since UPS/Fed Ex charge a dimensional weight and an additional handling fee to ship a tree. You'll find it's cost effective to consider a handful of trees,vines or our helpful Tree Starter Kits.

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This product was added to our catalog on Tuesday 30 November, 1999.