Philadelphia, PA where it was discovered growing wild in the early 1800’s.
Imagine shrinking a pear to magnify flavor, and you have the Seckel. It’s a multi use pear but, outstanding for cooking and fresh eating because of it’s syrupy sweetness, finer texture. Unique flavor, self pollination and disease resistance make Seckel a great pear to grow.
- Uses: Fresh Eating, Cooking, Wine, Canning
- Flavor: Sweet, Hint of Spice
- Fruit Size: Small
- Pollination: Partially self-fruitful, another pear variety other than Bartlett improves pollination.
- Ripens: Mid-August-September, may require additional ripening after harvest.
- Keeps 2-3 Months in Cold Storage if under ripe.
- Fireblight: Resistant
- USDA Zones: 5-8