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Clapp's Favorite Pear

Clapp's Favorite Pear

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Clapp's Favorite Pear

Pyrus communis 'Clapp's Favorite'

Clapp's Favorite Pear is very large, elongated, long-necked fruit that is green colored when immature, but ripens to a lemony yellow. It's white flesh is fine-grained, very sweet and highly flavored - great for dessert, fesh eating and canning. Trees are strong, sturdy, very hardy and vigorous..


10-15 Feet



8-12 Feet


Hardiness Zone


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Item # Description Price
3934 Clapp's Favorite on Semi-Standard (OHxF 87) root, Medium 7/16-1/2" caliper grade $23.49 Add to Cart

Pyrus communis 'Clapp's Favorite'
Homeowner Growing and Maintenance Tips

Clapp's Favorite is quite easy to grow as it is very productive, but it is highly susceptible to fire blight, so do not over prune or fertilize. Harvest fruit when the skin color is starting to change from green to light green-yellow. Waiting too long will result in soft fruit, short storage, and lots of dropped fruit.

A Little History about Clapp's Favorite Pear

Clapp's Favorite is an old variety that Grandpa used to grow because it was one of the first pears to harvest for the market in the summer. It is very good in its season, but won't store worth a darn!

Pyrus communis 'Clapp's Favorite' Characteristics & Attributes

Bloom Character
Pollinizer needed
Fruit Characteristics
Large fruit
Growth Rate/Habit
Upright habit
Very vigorous
Very productive
Spurry habit
Harvest Period
Early season
Other Attributes
Very crisp
Very juicy
Very sweet
Short shelf-life
Site Requirements
Full Sun
Winter hardy
Skill Required
Easy to grow
Canning or freezing
High dessert quality
Juice or Cider