1 min readBy Published On: March 25th, 2022Categories: Features0 Comments

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Triple Decker Candle Co. has collaborated with the Dorchester Historical Society to create a new scent perfect for all you history lovers!  Clapp’s Favorite Pear is a delicious spiced pear scent and a homage to Dorchester and the history of the pear!

A Little History Lesson

Agriculture was a big part of Dorchester’s history as was the cultivation of fruit. Did you know that in the United States pears were first sold in 1817 by Enoch Bartlett of Dorchester? The Bartlett pear, named after Enoch, is still the most popular pear in the United States! In the 1800s a Bartlett pear was cross bred with another type of pear, called a Flemish Beauty, and that led to the creation of the pear known as a “Clapp’s Favorite” after Thaddeus Clapp who cross bred the pears.

If you’ve walked, biked, or driven through Edward Everett Square in Dorchester, since 2007, you’ve seen it: a 12-foot-tall bronze Clapp Favorite created by artist Laura Baring-Gould. The pear sits on land that was once farmed by the Clapp family.

The Dorchester Historical Society is selling the special edition “Clapp’s Favorite Pear” candles made with love by Triple Decker Candles. You can purchase yours here for $15! 

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