Pyrus communisLate Summer. Seedling found near Philadelphia, Pa., early 1800s. Sometimes called Sugar Pear.
Often considered the best-flavored of all pears; even the skin is delicious. Small squat fruit is russeted yellowish-brown often with deep 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. 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.
For 2023, European Pears and Perry Pears are on OHxF97 or a similar rootstock, and Asian Pears are on OHxF97 or Pyrus betulaefolia rootstock.
These rootstocks are subject to change based on availability and we are unable to accommodate pear rootstock requests.