Semi-dwarf on OHxF333 rootstock.
Chill hours: 500 - 800
Harvest: August 10 - September 1
Looks: Smaller fruit with russeted brown skin.
Personality: Sweet, flavorful, aromatic, spicy flavor makes this pear a connoisseur favorite. Crunchy flesh.
Facts of note: The petite size is perfect for a snack and is great for children who enjoy the sweet flavor. Resists fireblight. Seckel is thought to be the only truly American commercial pear variety. The variety originated from a pear growing wild in the early 1800s near Philadelphia.
Pollination: Self-fruitful in most western US climates, may need another pear elsewhere.
European pears are late blooming, tolerant of heavy wet soils, and a good choice for many areas. Susceptible to codling moth and some to fire blight. Plant at least two varieties for best results. Harvest 3rd year. On OHxF333 semi-dwarf rootstock. Trees left unpruned reach 2/3 of standard (about 12-18'). By pruning, keep any tree to any size.
Please Note: Although most of our bare-root trees arrive to our warehouse in mid-December, there are a few varieties -- Almond, Mulberry, Walnut, Persimmon, and Jujube -- that will not arrive until mid-January. If you order any of those varieties along with varieties that arrive in mid-December, your order will be delayed for shipment until mid-January unless you ask us to split your shipments and agree to pay any additional shipping charges resulting from two separate shipments.
Check out our Fruit Tree Harvest Chart to plan for successive harvests.