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Honeysweet Pear Scionwood (Spring 2023)
A modern Seckel-like pear bred for cold hardiness and disease resistance.
Honeysweet is a great choice it you only have room for one pear. It is a spreading and precocious tree that will bear in four-six years. It is somewhat resistant to fireblight (strikes typically cork-off in wood that is one or two years old), and it is self-fertile. Cropping will, however, be improved by the presence of a pollenizer. The pollen is fertile.
The fruit is large and turbinate, and it ripens shortly after Bartlett. The skin is an attractive golden russet, and the flesh is buttery and sweet. In terms of flavor, Honeysweet strongly resembles Seckel, which is one of its parents; it is rich, spiced, aromatic, and as sweet as honey.
From a 1955 cross of Seckel and a breeding selection, Honeysweet was chosen from 137 seedlings planted at Purdue University, selected for survival of fireblight inoculum and severe winter damage and, finally, fruit quality. It was introduced in 1979.
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Subcategory: European, Self-Fertile
Fruit Uses & Storage
Uses: fresh eating, canning
Storage duration: one to three months (approximate, depending on storage conditions)
Skin color: yellow
Flesh color: cream
Parentage: Seckel x US 220 (Vermont Beauty x Roi Charles de Wurtemburg
Origin: New Jersey
Introduced in: 1979
Introduced by: L.F. Hough
Calendar & Geography
USDA zones: 5 - 8
Chill hours: 1500
Ripening date: Aug 27 (approximate, in New York State) + 7 days after Bartlett
Diseases & Pests
Fireblight: Very Resistant
Bloom group: 3
Is it self-fertile? Y
Is it fertile? Y
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