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Seckel Heirloom Semi-Dwarf European Pear Tree

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Fresh Eating and Storage! Ripens Early to Mid September in NY Hardy to Zone 4 Mature Ht 12-18 ft No Staking Required!

Fruit & Nut Tree pre-ordering is now closed, Friends!
If you've placed your pre-order, pick-up weekend will be April 27 & 28, 2024 (from 10-2pm)!

Also called Sugar or Honey Pears, Seckle pears are scrumptious as well as one of the easiest pears to grow thanks to their impressive spectrum of disease resistance, including moderate resistance to fireblight. Seckel pears are small, tucking right into your palm before they melt in your mouth with a lusciously sweet ‘spice’ hinting of nutmeg and clove. Possibly originating in the Philadelphia PA area in the late 1700’s or early 1800’s, Seckel is the Pear to which the flavor of all other Pears is measured! Seckel Heirloom Pear trees are 2-year old, non-organic, bare-root nursery stock, resistant to Fireblight, Collar Rot, Wooly Pear Aphid & Pear Decline. And Friends! This variety needs another European Pear variety nearby for pollination.

Please purchase trees & tree kits separately from non-tree items. Also on orders of 25+ trees, enjoy a 10% discount automatically applied to your cart!

New for all Fruit & Nut orders: Pre-order online & pick up your trees on April 27 & 28, 2024 from 10-2 pm. It's true, while we won't be shipping any tree orders this year, please join us for tree order pick up during Fruition’s fun-filled Fruit & Nut Tree Weekend at the farm in Naples, NY!

Final day to order Fruit & Nut Trees is April 14th

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Semi-Dwarf $48 Out of Stock

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Plant semi-dwarf European pear trees 15’ to 18’ Apart.

Storing Pears for Future Indulgence: And did you know you can prolong your Pear enjoyment?? Some Pears can keep off the tree in storage! Seckel Pear can be picked firm and stored in your fridge for up to 1 to 2 months. Any cold root cellar that stores Apples well can also store Pears, and maybe better than your fridge. The key is to store Pears one layer deep in trays, and to keep checking them every week (or whenever you have a hankering for a Pear!). Remove from the fridge or root cellar as desired, and give them 3 to 7 days to become buttery and rich. Note some will ripen while in storage; eat of course and leave the rest to keep!

In the “old days”, a fruit house or cellar kept Pears like Seckel up to 3 months after harvest. Nowadays, controlled temperature storage at commercial orchards serves that purpose…unless “pear-chance” you have an insulated ice-house!

Fruit & Nut Growing Resources from Fruition & Beyond

General Fruit & Nut Tree Growing: 
Fruition’s current online tree growing resources are focused on Apple Trees however Pears, Plums, Peaches, Apricots and Cherries require much the same site choice, planting, and basic care considerations.

Fruition’s (Apple) Tree Growing Guide
Fruition’s Free Organic Orcharding Course
Fruition’s pre-recorded Fruit Q & Qs Webinar Library
New England Tree Fruit Management Guide
Cornell’s Guide to Growing Fruit at Home
Cornell’s Tree Fruit Resources 
all books by the late Michael Phillips

All resources above and…
The Holistic Orchard and The Apple Grower are fabulous books by Michael Phillips.
A Grower’s Guide to Organic Apples from Cornell

Elderberry: University of Vermont
Figs: Penn State Extension
Grapes: Cornell Cooperative Extension
Mulberry: Maine Organic Farmers & Gardeners Association
Pawpaws: Cornell Cooperative Extension
Chinese Chestnut: Arnold Arboretum
Hazelnut: CornellForestConnect
Northern Hardy Pecan: Society of Ontario Nut Growers

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