This delicious, fragrant variety of pear is perfect for a small snack.
If you can find them - probably not at your local supermarket - these small pears are delightful for fresh eating and poaching.
Serve Seckels sliced fresh with Brie or other mild creamy cheese. Or, peel and poach and serve with raspberry sauce. Personally, I'm thinking pear pie!
The fragrance of Seckel is of delicately-scented flowers. The flavor...sublime. Their size is about half that of a Bartlett pear.
With olive-green skins and a rosy blush these pears are said to be native to the United States. Most of the pears grown in the U.S. originated in Europe.
If you're fortunate enough to happen across Seckels, do try them. I don't think you'll be disappointed.
If you have the garden space, try growing them. Young trees are available from on-line nurseries, such as Stark's.
Two Seckels a handful do make!