Pear variety Klapp's favorite has a special taste and aroma. Gardeners appreciate this type of pear for simplicity in the care and cultivation.
The variety was bred in the 19th century by American breeders.
Description varieties pears Favorite Clapp
The grade was widely adopted in the territory of Russia. This beauty grows in the Krasnodar and Stavropol Territories, the Lower Volga region and Kalmykia, Rostov and Astrakhan regions.
The height of the pear tree varieties Favorite Clappa does not exceed four meters, the plant belongs to the middle-grown plants.
The young tree is actively growing. In the second half of life, the crown develops, during this period it acquires a wide rounded shape.
Pear tree Favorite Clapp is able to bear fruit in any type of soil and tolerate low temperatures and drought. The average lifespan of a plant is 55 years, the maximum lifespan is 80 years.
Fruit trees of this type are endowed with elegant foliage, this fact is crucial when choosing a variety. Lush shiny foliage capable of decorating any garden plot.
The plant becomes especially attractive in spring, during its flowering period.Klapp's favorite is one of the best summer varieties of pears, distinguished by unpretentiousness, able to bear fruit in any type of soil.
Fruits of a grade the Favorite Klapp of an average and large form, weighing from 110 to 250 grams, and large pears usually grow on young trees. The older the tree, the smaller its fruit.
The egg-shaped fruit has a somewhat elongated shape. The skin is tender and smooth with small tubercles. Mature pear becomes yellowish, on the sunny side a light blush is allowed. The stem of a pear is short, thickened at the base.
Pear fruits are very juicy. They have a light aroma and sweet-sour taste. Due to the remarkable taste, pear is usually consumed raw, at the same time, it is harvested for the winter: canned and dried.
For the manufacture of dried fruits take fruits in the initial stage of development. Ripe fruits in torn form are stored from 10 days up to two weeks.
Advantages and disadvantages
Variety Favorite Clapp has a number of advantages, thanks to which gardeners prefer this type of pears. The advantages of the variety:
- unpretentiousness to a type of soil;
- the ability to bear fruit for several decades;
- juicy fruits with high technical characteristics.
Along with the pros, variety has some disadvantagesamong which should be noted such factors:
- pear trees of this variety are prone to scab;
- ripe fruits are stored for long;
- the fruits are not firmly attached, so sometimes the fruits fall.
As already mentioned, the plant is unpretentious and can grow in any soil. but light moist soil is preferable. The soil should pass air and moisture well.
therefore they must grow in sunny areasIt is important that the air is not excessively humid.
Saplings for planting choose strong and healthy. The trunk and branches of the tree must be elastic, and the root system developed: long, branched. Dead roots before planting pruned to a living place.The Klappa Favorite pear can be planted both in autumn and spring, on the sunny side of the plot.
The trees can be planted both in spring and in autumn, while for spring planting soil is prepared in advance - in the fall. The spring disembarkation begins at the end of April and may continue until early May.
The soil must first be treated accordingly:
- The top fertile layer is removed from the pit.
- The land taken out of the pit needs to be mixed with organic fertilizers, for this case, manure, peat, compost will do. Mineral fertilizers (potash-phosphate) and wood ash are also added there.
- The resulting mixture is poured back into the pit to the very edge.
Sapling deepen into the pit so that its root neck rises above the ground by 3 cm. The procedure for planting seedlings will be as follows:
- At the bottom of the pit place the soil in the form of a small mound.
- The seedling is lowered into the pit.
- Roots carefully spread on a mound.
- Pour out the remaining soil.
- Ram and clap.
- Around the barrel to form a circular roller of the earth.
- Pour water, you will need two buckets.
- Mulch the land.
- Tie a seedling to a peg.
Pear seedlings are very sensitive, in the process of transplanting they may die, so this the procedure must be carried out with all care.
That the pear well fruited, she will need appropriate care. The plant must be fed regularly, water, carry out preventive procedures to combat diseases and pests.
From the very first days after planting, young trees will need to take care. As soon as the tree gets stronger and rooted, make the first feeding.
In adult trees, the root system lies deeper, so the fertilizer is applied in a different way. For this, wells are made at some distance from the plant, and fertilizer is poured into them.
Pear fertilizer requires nitrogen fertilizers in spring. If the weather is dry and warm fertilizer can be sprayed crown, on rainy days, fertilizer is applied to the wells.
This kind of fertilizer will be needed by the plant until mid-summer, then potassium and phosphorus are required.Klapp's Favorite Pears are fed with phosphorus-potassium and nitrogenous fertilizers.
To protect the tree from frost, need to form a crown. The main actions should be aimed at somewhat limiting the growth of the tree - it should not grow tall.
To this end, three to four years after landing you will need to remove central conductor at the level above the third tier of branches.
In consequence, it will be necessary to cut branches vertically emanating from the center. In this way, tree height is limited to 2 meters.
Pear Clappa's pet is drought tolerantand yet it requires regular watering. For one tree will need up to ten liters of water. Watering is done every three weeks.
Fruit plant will need to be watered three times during the season. Under one tree leaves up to 50 liters of water. It will depend on the number of fruits. Watering produce:
- during flowering;
- during the pouring of the fruit;
- during fruit ripening.
Pear Tree Favorite Clappa prone to scab. Therefore, gardeners will have to take preventive measures.
To prevent the appearance of scab, in the spring, immediately after the snow melt, as well as two or three times in summer, to process trees Bordeaux mixture.
The interval between procedures should be at least four weeks.
Besides, pear also exposed to other hazards:
- fruit rot;
- black fungus (black bloom on the leaves);
- rust (stains on the leaves, resembling rust);
- mealy bloom.
Fungal Disease - Rust, is a common ailment among this type of pear. As prevention and treatment, the plant is treated with Bordeaux mixture.
If the disease has already begun, the affected leaves should be collected and burned in the area farther from the garden.
In order to reduce the risk of developing this disease, it is important remove all juniper from the garden plot. It often develops this ailment, it can go to fruit trees.
Fruit Rot and Powdery Mildew process with chorus.Klapp's Favorite variety is prone to scab, fruit rot, rust, powdery mildew, and black fungus
Pears begin to bear fruit in the seventh year after planting and give a stable harvest for 60-80 years. Up to 300 kilograms can be collected from one tree per season.
To prevent the fetus from damaging during storage, the stalk must be preserved. Put the pears in clean tara. Keep the crop in a ventilated dry room.
It is worth recalling that the shelf life of pears of this type is short. Pear refers to the summer varieties. Damaged fruits are not subject to storage.
Many gardeners prefer pear Klapp's favorite because it is unpretentious plant. The gardener's feedback on the fruit of pears is positive, pears are juicy, attractive in appearance and have a wonderful taste.
Despite the fact that fresh fruit is not stored for long, pears make perfect compotes and preserves.
According to reviews of gardeners, pear Klapp's pet is on the list of the best varieties of pears grown in Russia.
Pear Clappa's pet is appreciated for its attractive appearance and excellent taste. Saturated and taste and delicate aroma makes it a favorite of adults and children.
Pear trees of this variety have several advantages, they are hardy and are not afraid of drought, thanks to such qualities, the variety has gained popularity among gardeners all over the world.