Clapp’s Favorite pear is medium to large in size and is oblong in shape with a large bulbous base that slightly tapers to a small rounded neck. The thin skin is smooth with a golden yellow base and is covered in prominent lenticels and patches of red blushing connecting to a long, light brown stem. The soft flesh is cream-colored to ivory and is moist, fine-grained, and encases a central core with small black-brown seeds. When ripe, Clapp’s Favorite pear is crisp, aromatic, and juicy with a mild, sweet flavor balanced with a little acidity.
Clapp’s Favorite pear is best suited for raw applications, but it can also be used for canning. Their juicy flesh, soft texture, and sweet flavor are showcased when consumed fresh, out-of-hand, and they can be sliced and mixed into leafy green salads, fruit salads, or sliced on top of desserts. They can also be canned and preserved for later use. Clapp’s Favorite pears compliment gorgonzola cheese, almonds, walnuts, pumpkin seeds, pomegranate seeds, strawberry, apple, spinach, chicken, oregano, rosemary, parsley, mint, cilantro, cinnamon, and honey. It is important to note that Clapp’s Favorite pears do not store well and should be eaten or processed quickly. Choose pears that are firm rather than very soft and that are free from bruising. They are ready to eat when the stem end gives slightly to pressure.
Pear, Clapp's Favorite
5/8 in. thick, 4-6' tall