The Seckel pear is a must for the home orchard. The Seckel pear is considered native to Pennsylvania, though there is some mystery surrounding its history. It’s said to be named after a local farmer who found a “wild sapling” growing just outside Philadelphia late 1700's. The Seckel pears are small, reddish-brown russet over yellow or greenish-brown skin. Seckel pears ripen on the tree yielding juicy, fine grained, melting, sweet, spicy flesh. Good for preserving, spicing. Thinning produces better size fruit. Hardiest bloom in the spring. Resistant to fire blight. The sweet and spicy flavor left many to rename the Seckel pear tree the Sugar Pear tree. The Seckel pear tree is naturally semi-dwarf making it a fine addition to the home orchard or garden. Please refer below for more information on the Seckel pear trees for sale.
Considerations for Seckel Pear
USDA Zones: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Origin Date: East Coast 1790's
Storage:3 Months or More
Recommended Spacing: 12-16 ft.
Mature Size: 12-16 ft.
Water Requirements: 12-15 gallons per week May through Sept.
Size of tree
Our trees range in height from 4-8 ft. in our field and trimmed to 4 to 5 ft. when shipped. Our young two year trees are most often feathered (side limbs). The trees diameter (caliper) is often 1/2 to 3/4 inch; *As noted by University of California Scientists and other qualified professionals the most successful trees often have caliper from 1/2" to 5/8" and usually establish faster than smaller and larger planting stock. .
Basic idea for Pruning: Most fruit trees should be pruned in frost-free periods mid to late winter. (apricots best after bud break) Remove most vertical branches and shorten side branches. Fruiting wood is best on horizontal to 45 degree limbs. Learn more...
Shipping Note: Our fruit trees and berries are delivered to you bareroot during their winter dormancy from January through May depending on USDA zone. Trees are shipped with your invoice and helpful planting directions. There is no minimum quantity required but shipping rate for an individual tree is expensive since UPS/Fed Ex charge a dimensional weight and an additional handling fee to ship a tree. You'll find it's cost effective to consider a handful of trees,vines or our helpful Tree Starter Kits.
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