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Seckel

[sek-uh l, sik-] /ˈsɛk əl, ˈsɪk-/
noun
1.
a small, yellowish-brown variety of pear.
Origin of Seckel
1810-1820
An Americanism dating back to 1810-20; after surname of grower, Pennsylvania orchardist
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  • This was a hybrid produced from the crossing of Seckel with Belle Lucrative.

    The Pears of New York U. P. Hedrick
  • The pears are also more brightly colored than those of Seckel.

    The Pears of New York U. P. Hedrick
  • Seckel is an American pear distinct in type from any European variety.

    The Pears of New York U. P. Hedrick
  • Seckel, Sheldon, and Beurr dAnjou have remarkably distinctive color as young trees.

    The Pears of New York U. P. Hedrick
  • The fruits lack the rich, perfumed flavor of Seckel on one hand, and the piquant, vinous taste of Winter Nelis on the other.

    The Pears of New York U. P. Hedrick
  • The fruits are so similar to those of Seckel that the variety is sometimes called Winter Seckel.

    The Pears of New York U. P. Hedrick
  • The fruits resemble those of Seckel in shape and color, but are larger and come in season later.

    The Pears of New York U. P. Hedrick
  • While the pears are larger than those of Seckel, the yield is not as great as the trees do not bear as regularly, nor abundantly.

    The Pears of New York U. P. Hedrick
  • The parent tree stood near a Seckel and it is considered that Reeder is a cross between the two varieties.

    The Pears of New York U. P. Hedrick
  • Nearly all of Coxes contemporaries, however, spelled it Seckel, the spelling now in common use.

    The Pears of New York U. P. Hedrick

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