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Red Clapp’s Pear Tree

(4 customer reviews)

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Begins shipping mid-April.

Pollinator required to bear fruit

Begins shipping

Pollinator required to bear fruit

Prepare for a spectacular show of blooms in the spring!

Also known as Kalle Red Pear

Red Clapp’s pears are a generous size, with gorgeous scarlet skin and pale vanilla-colored flesh. High juice content makes them superb for eating fresh but the fine-textured pear will hold its shape well for preserves or canning. For best results, thin the fruit to about 5 inches apart. Tolerates clay soil. Originated as a natural mutation of Clapp’s Favorite. Ripens in late August. Pollinator required: Choose Moonglow or Beurre Bosc.


Bloom ColorWhite
Fruit ColorRed
Fruit SizeMedium-Large
Ripens/HarvestLate August
Soil CompositionLoamy
TasteJuicy and Sweet
Soil pH Level6-7
Soil MoistureWell Drained
Shade LevelFull Sun
Years to Bear4-6
Hardiness Zone Range5-7

Size & Spacing

Mature Size

Standard  5.5 – 6 m tall x 3.5 – 4.5 m wide (18 – 20′ tall x 12 – 15′ wide)

Recommended Spacing

Standard 5.5 – 6 m (18 – 20′)

Ship Height

Standard, Bare-root Ships 0.9 – 1.2 m tall (3-4′ tall) with a 9.5 mm (3/8″) trunk.
Standard Supreme, Bare-root Ships 1 – 1.5 m tall (4 – 5′ tall) and/or with a 15.5 mm (5/8″) trunk.


This variety requires another one for adequate pollination.

Cross-pollination by a different variety is key to its growing and bearing success. Plant a different variety within 15 meters (50 feet) for best pollination.

Recommended Pollinators: Bartlett, Seckel

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4 reviews for Red Clapp’s Pear Tree

  1. Lori Ann Summerfield

    Big healthy trees, well packaged and fast shipping. bought 8 pear trees

  2. Suzanne Daum

    It has not produced fruit yet, but it has become an excellent pollinator for our 2 other pear trees! The other 2 pear trees had never produced fruit for 3 previous years. With the Red Clapps pear they immediately produced lots of pears!

  3. Michael Mezerewski

    Unfortunately tree arrived in poor shape. This is the only tree from Stark’s that I have lost. Planted another tree in the exact same spot and it is doing well.

  4. Mark Eric Derryberry

    Growing well for a dry hot summer maybe In three year it well fruit

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