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Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 5-9
  • Mature Height: 12-15 tall
  • Mature Width: 12-15' wide
  • Exposure: Full Sun
  • Spacing: 12-15' apart

Seckel European Pear Bare Root

Bower & Branch Trees and Plants

Pyrus communis 'Seckel'

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  • Hand Selected, Fresh from the Grower
  • Ships in a plant-safe designed box

Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 5-9
  • Mature Height: 12-15 tall
  • Mature Width: 12-15' wide
  • Exposure: Full Sun
  • Spacing: 12-15' apart

Why plant Seckel European Pear Bare Root?

Our Seckel Mini Pear Tree is a people pleaser. Gourmets will love the subtle notes of spice in this exquisite dessert pear and how they’re accented when the fruit is roasted, poached, or incorporated into an assortment of delightful dishes. Those committed to healthy eating will appreciate the generous helping of cholesterol-fighting fiber in each luscious fruit, not the to mention the nutrients and antioxidants packed within. Kids will adore the Seckel sugar rush—this super-sweet pear is known as the “sugar pear.” They’ll like its child-sized portions, too (this is the smallest of the commercially grown pears). Whatever your motivation, you and your family will eagerly look forward to Seckel season each year when you grow a tree of your own!

No one is sure exactly when and where the Seckel Pear Tree originated, but it’s believed to have been found growing wild somewhere near Philadelphia by a farmer in the late 1790s or early 1800s. Having been discovered in the wild so long ago, it’s commonly thought of as an American Pear Tree, although it’s more likely that it arose from seeds that German immigrants had brought from the Old Country. In any case, Seckel is well adapted to the weather conditions of the eastern U.S. (many Pears prefer the West Coast climate). This tough heirloom is also valued for possessing a natural resistance to fire blight, a destructive disease that can strike Pear Trees.

How to use Seckel European Pear Bare Root in the landscape?

Most pears don’t ripen well on the tree. They’re usually picked when the fruit is still hard and then allowed to ripen at room temperature. If left on the tree, they develop an unpleasant grainy texture, and the core may become mushy and rotten. Seckel pears are an exception. You can pick them early, or let them ripen to perfection on the tree.

Planting Zones

Hardiness Zone: 5-9

How To Plant Seckel European Pear Bare Root

Plant your Seckel Mini Pear Tree in a sunny, slightly elevated position, where late frosts are unlikely to pool and zap the early spring blossoms. Seckel is partially self-pollinating, which means that it will set some fruit on its own, but yields will be higher with another variety of Pear blooming nearby; the popular Bartlett, unfortunately, is incompatible with it. Be sure the soil is moist but well drained throughout the growing season.

How To Fertilize

Incorporate Elements Starter Plant food granular form into the soil when planting. If planting in spring or summer, start fertilizing late fall using Elements Starter Plant food granular form on an annual basis each late fall. Continue this for the first three years to get your plant well established.


How Does Shipping Work?

Size AA & AAA (our Treelings, Shrubs, Bushes, and Perennials) will be shipped directly to your home by a common carrier. Ships in a plant-safe designed box within 5-7 business days.

How Does Sizing Work?

The size of our trees have nothing to do with the container size like you may find elsewhere–big doesn't mean just height - it’s also vigor, age, and overall health.. Other online retailers are going to tell you that a plant is a seven gallon, that means nothing to your tree or plant (or you.)

Our trees for sale online are graded on large, x-large, and even bigger sizes. This is because our trees are sized by their age—the higher the letter, the more mature the tree. The age determines the trees’ overall height, size of the trunk and the overall branch density.

All of these characteristics are what you should be looking for when choosing a tree for immediate impact and instant curb appeal. Our extra-large tree and plant sizes are sure to wow you and your neighbors!

See the size guides below.

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