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Kalle Pear Scionwood (Spring 2024)


A beautiful, red-skinned early pear. Also known as Red Clapp's, Red Kalle, Starkrimson™.

Kalle is a red sport of Clapp Favorite and behaves much like its parent. The tree is large, upright-spreading, very productive, and it is a reliable pollenizer with no incompatibility issues. It is resistant to rust, susceptible to fireblight, and very susceptible to scab. It performs well in a wide range of growing conditions, particularly the Pacific Northwest.

The fruit is a dramatic, deep red pear that ripens about ten days before Bartlett. It is an attractive landscape feature and would make a stunning espalier. The fruit quality at harvest is outstanding, with sweet, melting flesh. Unfortunately Kalle does not ship or store well.

This sport was discovered by Adrian G. Kalle of South Haven Michigan. It was introduced by Stark Bros. Nursery in 1970 under the trademarked name Starkrimson.

Volume Pricing

Premiums are included in the following prices if applicable. These prices are for regular scion. Add $1 for clean scion.

Quantity Kalle Pear Scion
1 $12.00
2-5 $7.00
6-10 $6.00
11-99 $5.00
100+ $4.00

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$12.00 ea.

This is the full retail price for orders of 1 scion. You can get these scion for as low as $4.00 each – see Volume Pricing above. More about Pricing & Grading.

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Clean vs. Regular

Our clean scion is harvested from trees grown on G.16, which is extremely sensitive to viruses. These trees would not have survived if the scion contained viruses. Our clean wood has not been lab tested. Regular = may contain one of the common latent viruses; this is not usually a problem and can be used with most rootstocks.

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Kalle is a red sport of Clapp Favorite and behaves much like its parent. The tree is large, upright-spreading, very productive, and it is a reliable pollenizer with no incompatibility issues. It is resistant to rust, susceptible to fireblight, and very susceptible to scab. It performs well in a wide range of growing conditions, particularly the Pacific Northwest.

The fruit is a dramatic, deep red pear that ripens about ten days before Bartlett. It is an attractive landscape feature and would make a stunning espalier. The fruit quality at harvest is outstanding, with sweet, melting flesh. Unfortunately Kalle does not ship or store well.

This sport was discovered by Adrian G. Kalle of South Haven Michigan. It was introduced by Stark Bros. Nursery in 1970 under the trademarked name Starkrimson.


The Fruit

Fruit Type

Category: Pear
Subcategory: European, Cold-Hardy

Fruit Uses & Storage

Uses: fresh eating, baking
Storage duration: less than one month (approximate, depending on storage conditions)

Fruit Appearance

Skin color: red
Flesh color: white

Fruit Origins

Parentage: sport of Clapp Favorite
Origin: Michigan
Introduced in: 1970
Introduced by: Adrian G. Kalle

The Environment

Calendar & Geography

USDA zones: 4 - 8
Chill hours: Not yet determined
Ripening date: Aug 10 (approximate, in New York State) 10 days before Bartlett

Diseases & Pests

Fireblight: Susceptible
Pear Scab: Very Susceptible
Quince Rust: Resistant

Pollination

Pollination Factors

Bloom group: 3
Is it self-fertile? N
Is it fertile? Y
Ploidy: Diploid

Pollination Partners

This table shows the first few results from a full search for pollenizers of Kalle Pear. Please see our Pollenizer Search to run other queries and read how the application uses various factors. Also read more about fruit tree pollination.

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Seckel Pear 2024 0

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