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Red Clapp's Pear

Red Clapp's Pear

Red Clapp's Pear

Pyrus communis 'Kalle'

Red Clapp's Pear is a highly colored strain of the regular Clapp's Favorite pear. It ripens in mid-summer and is a juicy, sweet fruit with all the good and bad qualities of its parent.

Red Clapp's Pear Pricing

Item # Description Price
992 Red Clapp's Pear on Dwarf (OHxF 333) root, 2 year-Large grade $25.99 Add Add to Cart

Height

10-15 Feet

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Spread

8-12 Feet


USDA Hardiness Zone 5-8

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Pyrus communis 'Kalle'
Homeowner Growing and Maintenance Tips

Grow Red Clapp's just like ordinary Clapp's Favorite. It is only slightly less vigorous, but is just as susceptible to fire blight. Trim only as necessary and fertilize lightly.

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A Little History about Red Clapp's Pear

Red Clapp's pear originated as a red sport of Clapp's Favorite about 20 miles from Grandpa's home near the town of South Haven, Michigan It was discovered in 1939 and is often referred to as Kalle pear, being named after Adrian Kalle who found it.

Pyrus communis 'Kalle' Characteristics & Attributes

Bloom Character
Pollinizer needed
Fruit Characteristics
Large fruit
Growth Rate/Habit
Upright habit
Very vigorous
Spreading habit
Spurry habit
Harvest Period
Early season
Early summer
Other Attributes
Sweet
Very crisp
Very juicy
Short shelf-life
Aromatic
Site Requirements
Full Sun
Winter hardy
Skill Required
Average skill
Uses
High dessert quality
Juice or Cider