Late Summer. Seedling near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, early 1800s. Sometimes called Sugar Pear.
Often considered the best-flavored of all pears; even the skin is delicious. Small obovate fruit is russeted yellowish-brown with slight red blush. Juicy, spicy, distinctive and aromatic.
Eat ripe off the tree, or pick firm and ripen later. We use Seckels to make our baked pear sauce. It’s wonderful.
Very productive annual-bearing large tree, easy to grow. The most reliably bearing pear tree we have in our home orchard. Scab and fireblight resistant. Will not pollinate Bartlett. Z4. Maine Grown. (2½-6' bare-root trees)
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Although some pears appear to be self-pollinating, we recommend a second variety for pollination. Bloom dates for all varieties are similar. Plant 15–20' apart.