Sugar Pears and Spring Flowers Seckel Pear Tree, Pyrus communis ‘Seckel’, is a fruit bearing tree that produces a particularly sweet fruit. Plant your Seckel Pear tree where it will be visible year round, as it provides both ornamental features and an impressive harvest. Ornamental pears are often seen in front yards, so a Seckel in your yard will not only provide that popular appeal but grant you a fall treat as well. Your Seckel Pear Tree is beloved for its incredible fruits that are so sumptuously sweet that they’re sometimes referred to as “sugar pears” or “candy pears”. These honeyed beauties begin their lives in early spring when delicate, white blossoms welcome the new season and will “wow” your neighbors with their pristine artistry. As spring turns to summer, adorable little pears form, beginning their development as a vibrant green. The pears soon transform to green/golden tones with russet highlights, and eventually take on a lovely, scarlet blush by mid-September. Each diminutive fruit is as alluring as it is delicious. Seckel Pears may be small, but they make up for their small stature with their incredible flavor. Sweet and luscious, this small pear is often thought of as a dessert pear. Enjoyed fresh, canned or in a variety of culinary delights, Seckel Pears are beloved for their incredibly sweet flavor with delicate, spicy undertones. The fine-grained flesh is an appealing, creamy white with just a hint of sunny-yellow. Seckel Pear trees will grow up to 12 feet tall with an 18 foot spread. It’s a reliable and productive tree that it considered self-pollinating, but will do best with a pollinator nearby. It has some disease resistance, is aromatic and generally hardy. For a pear that’s exceptional in both form and flavor, Seckel Pear tree is hard to beat. Try this “candy pear” this year for a flavor sensation you won’t soon forget! * Disease resistant * Hardy * Good drought tolerance * Adaptable to a variety of soil conditions.
Hardy Pear with Unique Flavor Pineapple Pear Tree, Pyrus communis ‘Pineapple’, is a fruit bearing tree with a hardy nature and superior attributes. Plant one in a location where it will have at least 6 hours of full sun each day. Your Pineapple Pear Tree is an all-around great choice for a pear tree that is pretty, provides a terrific harvest and is easy to grow. It can stand up to a lot of challenges and still put on a good show. Pineapple Pear not only creates a magical spring display of delicate, white flowers from early to late spring but maintains a vibrant, green appearance throughout the summer months. When July rolls around, your Pineapple Pear tree begins to offer up some of its sumptuous fruit, providing you with a harvest from July to August. Each large pear possess’ green coloring with russet overtones and a slight, scarlet blush. Pineapple Pear is a hard pear, with crisp flesh that is well suited to preserves, pear butter or tasty right off the tree. The flesh has a grainier nature than some, with a flavor that has been described as tangy with hints of pineapple and apple. It’s a unique pear to be sure, and one that will certainly have you planting more trees in order to increase your yield. Pineapple Pear Tree will grow up to 25 feet in height with a 20 foot spread. Some people use pear trees for ornamental purposes only, but even though Pineapple Pear is considered self-fruitful, you will want to have two varieties to encourage an optimal harvest. If you’re a pear-lover, or just think pear trees are pretty, Pineapple Pear is a wonderful choice for both beginning gardener and expert. It provides the ornamental features of a pear tree in a hardy variety of tree (that some say is so easy to care for that it’s hard to kill), with a fruit that is unique among pears in flavor. Try a Pineapple Pear tree today and you’ll soon see why it’s such a popular variety. * Uniquely flavored fruit * Spring flowers * Hardy * Adaptive to a variety of soils.