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Red Clapp’s Favorite Pear: Pyrus communis “Red Clapp’s Favorite” (European Pear)

Red Clapp’s Favorite Pear.

Red Clapp’s Favorite Pear.

Red Clapp’s Favorite Pear

Red Clapp’s Favorite Pear

The Red Clapp’s Favorite pear tree is as productive as it is beautiful. In late summer, the trees produce a heavy crop of large, golden yellow pears with a bit of a red blush. The fruit is soft, juicy, and sweet. Red Clapp’s Favorite pears are great for eating, canning, and preserves. They can be stored for up to three months. Like other European pears, the Red Clapp’s Favorite needs a pollination buddy such as Moonglow or Bosc.

Characteristics:

  • Hardiness zones 5 to 7
  • Standard tree grows 12 to 20 feet tall with an 8- to 20-foot spread
  • Good for eating, canning, preserves
  • Common names: Pear “Red Clapp’s Favorite,” Red Clapp’s Favorite Pear, Pyrus “Clapp’s Favorite,” European Pear, Common Pear, Wild Pear, Choke Pear

Have you grown Red Clapp’s Favorite pears? Are they easy to tend and harvest? Please tell us about your experiences growing Red Clapp’s Favorite pears.

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