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(ˈsɛk əl, ˈsɪk-)

a small, yellowish brown variety of pear.
[1810–20, Amer.; after the Pennsylvania orchardist who grew it]
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Noun1.Seckel - small yellowish- to reddish-brown pearseckel - small yellowish- to reddish-brown pear
pear - sweet juicy gritty-textured fruit available in many varieties
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Discovered in the early 1800s, Seckels may have originated as a wild seedling near Philadelphia, It's also possible that the seeds were scattered or fruit dropped by German immigrants heading West.
We're really looking to promote Bartletts, d'Anjou, reds of either kind, Bosc, and Seckels.
Winter varieties such as Boscs, Anjous and Seckels keep somewhat longer than summer varieties such as Bartletts, she says.