Common Pear, European Pear
Pyrus communis 'Seckel'

Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Pyrus (PY-russ) (Info)
Species: communis (KOM-yoo-nis) (Info)
Cultivar: Seckel

Category:

Edible Fruits and Nuts

Trees

Height:

20-30 ft. (6-9 m)

Spacing:

15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)

USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Deciduous

Other details:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

By grafting

Seed Collecting:

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

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Los Alamos, New Mexico

Sweetwater, Tennessee

Troy, Virginia

Grand Mound, Washington

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Oct 5, 2006, pajaritomt from Los Alamos, NM (Zone 5a) wrote:

Small, sweet pear on a naturally small tree. Homegrown, these pears are ripe on the tree at the end of September, and are one of my favorites for flavor. Pears are approximately 3 oz. each, but are exceptionally tasty.

Positive

On Jan 20, 2004, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

This a small very sweet early ripening pear that many folks in my youth called sugar pears. Trees did not get very big in that area and were somewhat prone to fire blight, but they kept plugging along. They were a favorite with us kids.