The reddish-brown color of the fruit is another distinguishing character of Seckel.
Seckel is an American pear distinct in type from any European variety.
Since there are few good late pears to follow Seckel, there may be a place for Dorset.
This was a hybrid produced from the crossing of Seckel with Belle Lucrative.
Seckel, Sheldon, and Beurr dAnjou have remarkably distinctive color as young trees.
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 are also more brightly colored than those of Seckel.
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.
Well grown, the fruits of Ansault rival those of Seckel in quality.
The parent tree stood near a Seckel and it is considered that Reeder is a cross between the two varieties.