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Seckel Pear

Seckel Pear

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Seckel Pear

Pyrus communis 'Seckel'

Seckel is commonly called a Sugar Pear and although it isn't the prettiest fruit, it is one of the best quality dessert pears. It is small and yellowish brown with fine grained, smooth, and extremely sweet juicy flesh. It has a distinctive, spicy, rich, aromatic flavor and is also ideal for pickling, spicing and canning whole. This fruit ripens in September and the trees are productive, slow growing and reliable.


10-15 Feet



8-12 Feet


Hardiness Zone


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3812 Seckel Pear on Standard (Pear) root, 2 year Large grade $29.99 Add to Cart
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Pyrus communis 'Seckel'
Homeowner Growing and Maintenance Tips

Seckel pears are one of the easiest to grow. The trees are very productive and spurry, and seem quite reistant to fire blight and other pear diseases.

A Little History about Seckel Pear

Introduced from Europe in 1790. Seckel pears were planted up and down the road where Grandpa's farm was, because they were easy to take care of and pretty in the spring.

Pyrus communis 'Seckel' Characteristics & Attributes

Bloom Character
Thin early for size
Thin heavily for size
Excellent pollinizer
Pollinizer needed
Disease Resistance
Fire Blight Resistance
Fruit Characteristics
Small fruited
Growth Rate/Habit
Very productive
Spreading habit
Slow growing
Early to bear
Harvest Period
Other Attributes
Keeps well
Somewhat spicy
Very juicy
Grandpa's Nature Friendly™
Site Requirements
Full Sun
Frost Resistant
Winter hardy
Skill Required
Easy to grow
Canning or freezing
High dessert quality
Cooking or baking
Juice or Cider