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Clapp's Favorite Pear on OHxF 87 (Spring 2024)


One of the finest heirloom pears. Also known as Clapp Favorite.

This variety is renowned for its hardiness, vigor, and productivity. The tree is large, vigorous, long-lived, and reliably annual. As an added bonus, the tree also shows above average tolerance for clay soils. Clapp's Favorite is highly susceptible to fireblight, but this is typically not an issue for the backyard grower. Clapp's Favorite is incompatible with quince rootstock.

Clapp's Favorite is harvested about a 10 days before Bartlett and was once considered a standard for home growers. The fruit is large, pale lemon-yellow, with a flavor similar to that of Bartlett. It should be allowed to finish ripening off the tree for best flavor and consistency.

Bred by Thaddeus Clapp in Dorchester, MA, this pear quickly gained favor in France and England. It is first mentioned in 1860 in the notes to a meeting of the Massachusetts Horticultural Society.

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This variety is renowned for its hardiness, vigor, and productivity. The tree is large, vigorous, long-lived, and reliably annual. As an added bonus, the tree also shows above average tolerance for clay soils. Clapp's Favorite is highly susceptible to fireblight, but this is typically not an issue for the backyard grower. Clapp's Favorite is incompatible with quince rootstock.

Clapp's Favorite is harvested about a 10 days before Bartlett and was once considered a standard for home growers. The fruit is large, pale lemon-yellow, with a flavor similar to that of Bartlett. It should be allowed to finish ripening off the tree for best flavor and consistency.

Bred by Thaddeus Clapp in Dorchester, MA, this pear quickly gained favor in France and England. It is first mentioned in 1860 in the notes to a meeting of the Massachusetts Horticultural Society.


The Fruit

Fruit Type

Category: Pear
Subcategory: European, Cold-Hardy

Fruit Uses & Storage

Uses: fresh eating, baking, canning, freezing
Storage duration: one to three months (approximate, depending on storage conditions)

Fruit Appearance

Skin color: yellow
Flesh color: off-white

Fruit Origins

Parentage:
Origin: Dorchester, MA
Introduced in: 1800s
Introduced by: Thaddeus Clapp

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

Tree Height & Spacing

Rootstock: OHxF 87 Rootstock
Rootstock size class: Half-Standard (75% of Standard)
Tree spacing: See details
Good for wildlife planting? N

Diseases & Pests

Fireblight: Very Susceptible

Pollination

Pollination Factors

Bloom group:
Is it self-fertile? N
Is it fertile? Y
Rootstock size class: Half-Standard (75% of Standard)

Pollination Partners

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