Seckel Pear

Pyrus communis 'Seckel'

Plant Details:

Plant Type: Deciduous Tree
Plant Family: Rosaceae
Plant Description: Small, deciduous, fruit-bearing tree. Pure white flowers bloom in mid-spring turning to small, yellow-brown fruits with red blush that ripen in September. Also called candy pear or sugar pear, this pear variety makes an excellent dessert pear. Requires moderate amounts of water to support fruit growth. Pruning and pest control are required on fruit trees. This variety is resistant to fire blight.


Maintenance Type: Tree - Fruit
Plant Care: Tree - Fruit (single-stemmed woody plants cultivated for their edible fruit): Prune regularly to promote health, provide air circulation, maintain a desirable shape, and to remove dead or damaged branches. Pruning is best done in late winter to early spring. Pruning techniques vary depending on tree species. Understand the needs of each tree type before pruning. Provide adequate water and nutrients to aid in fruit development. Thin fruit as necessary to avoid excessive stress on the tree, especially on apple and peach trees. Fruit trees will require pest control to reduce damage to fruit and to keep the tree healthy. Find out the appropriate pest control methods for the species before attempting to control pests.

Plant Attributes:

Mature Size: 15-20' tall x 10' wide
Utah Native: No
Plant Select: No
Pollinator Friendly: Yes
Localscapes: Tree, Perimeter Plant
Foliage Interest: No
Foliage Colors: Green
Bloom Colors: White
Bloom Seasons: Late Spring
Bloom Period: May - May

Growing Conditions:

Hardiness Zone: 4 to 8
Light Requirement: Full Sun (6+ hrs sun)
Irrigation Requirement:     Moderate (1/2" every 7-10 days)
Salt Tolerant: Unknown
Deer Resistant: Unknown

Garden Location:

  • Maintenance Path
    • Outsmart Invaders
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Fall
  • Winter