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Seckel (“Sugar Pear”)

Harvest Time: Winter Pear
Harvest Time: Fall
Parentage: wild seedling
Origin City or State: near Philadelphia, PA
Origin Country: USA
Origin Year: 1800’s
Appearance: tiny, bell shaped, chubby, round body with short neck and stem, olive green with dark maroon blush to red all over
Flavor Profile: ultra sweet, crunchy texture, more dense and courser grained than most European pears
Storage Duration: 5 Months
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