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Kalle Pear on Quince-A (Spring 2021)


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.

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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: 0
Ripening date: Aug 10 (approximate, in New York State) - 10 days after Bartlett

Tree Height & Spacing

Rootstock: Quince-A Rootstock
Rootstock size class: Dwarf (35% of Standard)
Tree spacing (natural spread of tree): 8'
Good for wildlife planting? N

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
Rootstock size class: Dwarf (35% of Standard)

Pollination Partners

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