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Red Clapp's Pear

Red Clapp's Pear

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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.


10-15 Feet



8-12 Feet


Hardiness Zone


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Item # Description Price
991 Red Clapp's Pear on Semi-Standard (OHxF 97) root, 2 year Extra Large grade $34.99 Add to Cart

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.


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
Very crisp
Very juicy
Short shelf-life
Site Requirements
Full Sun
Winter hardy
Skill Required
Average skill
High dessert quality
Juice or Cider