This is a twig for grafting.Late Summer. Seedling near Philadelphia, Pa., 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. Z4.
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Scions are twigs, not trees. They have no roots and will not grow if you plant them.
The deadline for ordering scionwood is February 17, 2023, for shipment around March 13. (Please note: we ship scionwood only in mid-March. If you would like to order rootstock to arrive in the same shipment, select mid-March shipping when adding the rootstock to your cart.)
We sell scionwood in two ways: By the stick: One 8" stick ($6 each) will graft 3 or 4 trees. By the foot: For orchardists grafting large numbers of trees of a particular variety, we also offer scionwood by the foot ($5.50/foot, minimum order of 10 feet per variety). In our own nursery work, we are usually able to graft 6-8 trees from one foot of scionwood.
You can graft right away or store scionwood for later use. It will keep quite well for several weeks stored in sealed ziplock bags in the refrigerator.