Pyrus communis 'CLAPP'S FAVOURITE'

Pyrus communis
Pyrus communis 'CLAPP'S FAVOURITE'
pear tree
SIZE/TYPE medium-sized tree
USUAL HEIGHT 3-5m
USUAL WIDTH 2-4m
LEAVES deciduous broadleaf
COLOUR OF LEAVES green
FLOWERS showy
COLOUR OF FLOWERS white
BLOOMING TIME April - May
LOCATION full sun
USDA zone (lowest) 4   (down to -34°C)
WINTER PROTECTION  
FOR ZONE 5+6 Code of winter protection zone 5+6
FOR ZONE 7 Code of winter protection zone 7
BELONGS TO CATEGORIES Fruit trees

Clapps Favourite is an early pear tree variety that was first introduced in the USA before 1860. It bears medium-sized pears with greeny-yellow skin, red flushed. The flesh is sweet, soft and juicy, “melt in the mouth”. It is ideal snack fruit eaten just as picked from the tree.

It crops profusely, from August till September. The fruit is prone to rot from the core if left on the tree for too long. It cannot be stored over winter. Excellent for cooking and desserts.

This variety is self-sterile so you need a pollinator, preferably in your own garden, such as Conference or Williams.

It forms a mid-sized tree with wide crown and drooping branches with age. Pest and disease-free. Pears are not picky about soil type if the place is not damp or filled with stones. Adding of good compost will help increase crop and the tree will get stronger sooner. Make sure to stake young plants. Fully hardy to -34°C (USDA zone 4), it tolerates northern exposures and wind if it gets enough sun.

Last update 03-01-2009
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GLOSSARY
  • STANDARD QUALITY - Plants of this group are 1st class quality with number of branches and overall density adequate to their size and age, considering they were container grown.
  • DE LUXE QUALITY - This label guarantees a luxurious quality of manually selected plants that, compared to their height and age, are exceptionally dense and beautiful.
  • EXTRA - These plants are usually mature and bigger specimens with exceptional overall appearance.
  • STANDARD (as described in the plant form) means a tree with a trunk of 190-210 cm and a crown at the top, unless specified differently. The commercial size for trees is their girth measured in the height of 1m from ground.
  • HOBBY - These plants are of the same quality as our standard-quality plants but younger and therefore cheaper.
  • SHRUB - a woody plant with branches growing bushy from the ground level.
  • HALF-STANDARD or MINI-STANDARD - a small tree with shorter trunk, its size is usually specified.
  • FEATHERED - These are trees with branches growing already from the base of the trunk and up along the stem.
  • GRASSES and PERENNIALS - Sizes given usually read the diameter of the pot or the clump, as specified.
LARGE PLANTS over 150 cmspecimens, screening and hedging shrubs

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