The Red Clapp's Favorite pear tree 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. The Red Clapp's Favorite pear is a very handsome, almost clear red fruit, that would look great in espaliered form. Red Clapp's Favorite pears are fine, melting, juicy with a sweet pleasing flavor. The tree is fairly vigorous with dark shoots and pleasing foliage. We find the Red Clapp's Favorite pear the best tasting of the red pear trees. Can be eaten crisp off the tree. Please refer below for more information on the Red Clapp's Favorite pear trees for sale.
Considerations for Red Clapp's Favorite
USDA Zones: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9,10
Bloom Period:Early, Midseason
Origin Date: Missouri 1950's
Storage:3 Months or More
Recommended Spacing: 12-16 ft.
Mature Size: 12-16 ft.
Water Requirements: 12-15 gallons per week May through Sept.
Shape when Shipped: Feathered and whips (few side branching)
Size supplied when shipped:Our trees range in height 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). The trees diameter (caliper) is often 1/2 to 3/4 inch;
*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.
Basic idea for Pruning: Most fruit trees should be pruned in frost-free periods mid to late winter. (apricots best after bud break) Remove most vertical branches and shorten side branches. Fruiting wood is best on horizontal to 45 degree limbs. Learn more...
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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