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Clapp Favorite pear


An attractive and well-known 19th century American pear. It ripens early season, and does not keep.


Clapp Favorite identification photos

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  • Clapp's Favourite pear
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Visitor reviews

  • 27 Aug 2018  Doris,  MO, United States
    My parents had a tree and they were wonderful tasting pears, but as stated they needed to be picked early or they would rot from the inside. The tree was in Manchester, MI. I currently live in Nixa, MO. Thank you for your site, as I’ve been having difficulty remembering the name. Doris
  • 22 Nov 2017  j t Miles,  MASSACHUSETTS, United States
    This is a wonderful pear, but for just a few days each season. It is a large, good looking, yellow pear, with an orange blush when ripe. It will ripen very well on the tree, and unlike many pears, does not improve with storage. Flavor and mouth feel are a delight when it is properly ripe, but a perfect pear turns to a bad tasting mushy pear in just a few days. It is best with 2 pickings, and is good for home garden use. If sold at a stand, it should be to educated customers. People who know about it ask for it, because it can't be found in stores, and it can be a reason that folks come to your stand. I have not had a fireblight problem, but have heard that it can be a problem.

Tree register

We don't have any registered trees for this variety yet.

Origins

  • Species: Pyrus communis
  • Originates from: Dorchester, MA, United States
  • Introduced: 1860
  • Developed by: Thaddeus Clapp
  • Orange Pippin Cultivar ID: 2034
  • UK National Fruit Collection accession: 1975-319

Identification

  • Fruit size: Medium
  • Fruit size: Large

Using

  • Uses: Eat fresh
  • Flavour style: Sweeter

Growing

  • Flowering period: Mid-Late season
  • Flowering group: 4
  • Fertility: Self-sterile
  • Period of origin: 1850 - 1899

Diseases

  • Scab  - Very susceptible
  • Fireblight  - Very susceptible


Where to buy fresh fruit

No orchards have registered as growing this variety. If you grow this and want to register please go to our Orchard Registration form.



References

  • The Book of Pears (2015)
    Author: Morgan
    210
  • The Fruit Manual
    Author: Hogg


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