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A dual purpose pear with excellent flavour but requiring a warm location

Origin: USA,

Pollination: Seckel is self-sterile and would require a pollinator to produce a crop.  Pollination partners

Seckel pear trees produced to order

We do not stock this variety, but we can produce trees for you through our custom grafting service. Trees can be grafted on any of the following rootstocks:

  • CG-1Seckel tree custom-grafted on Quince A rootstock (Semi-dwarfing)£39.00 each
  • CG-2Seckel tree custom-grafted on OHxF87 rootstock (Semi-vigorous)£39.00 each
  • CG-3Seckel tree custom-grafted on Pyrus rootstock (Very vigorous)£39.00 each

If you wish to go order please fill in our contact form in the first instance, stating your name, full address, and the rootstock(s) you wish the tree(s) to be grafted on. You will need to contact us before June.

Propagation is carried out in late July / early August, and the grafted trees would be available for supply in December the following year (approximately 14 months later).

History and description of Seckel

Originates from Pennsylvania, USA.

Small, round oval fruit. Rough dark brownish russetted skin. Smooth, juicy, yellow flesh. Very sweet with excellent aromatic flavour. Can be used as a dessert pear as well as for cooking.

Weak growing, upright tree. Fairly reliable cropping. Best grown in a warm location.

Characteristics of Seckel pear trees

UseDual Cul & Des
Fruit sizeSmall
Picking timeOct
Season of useOct-Nov
Tree vigourSmall
Tree habitUpright
Disease resistanceScab - Slightly susceptible
Pollination date20
Pollination groupD
Incompatibility group1
PollinatorsPollination partners