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Honeysweet Pear Scionwood (Spring 2024)


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.

Volume Pricing

Premiums are included in the following prices if applicable. These prices are for regular scion. Add $1 for clean scion.

Quantity Honeysweet Pear Scion
1 $12.00
2-5 $7.00
6-10 $6.00
11-99 $5.00
100+ $4.00

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$12.00 ea.

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Clean vs. Regular

Our clean scion is harvested from trees grown on G.16, which is extremely sensitive to viruses. These trees would not have survived if the scion contained viruses. Our clean wood has not been lab tested. Regular = may contain one of the common latent viruses; this is not usually a problem and can be used with most rootstocks.

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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.


The Fruit

Fruit Type

Category: Pear
Subcategory: European, Self-Fertile

Fruit Uses & Storage

Uses: fresh eating, canning
Storage duration: one to three months (approximate, depending on storage conditions)

Fruit Appearance

Skin color: yellow
Flesh color: cream

Fruit Origins

Parentage: Seckel x US 220 (Vermont Beauty x Roi Charles de Wurtemburg
Origin: New Jersey
Introduced in: 1979
Introduced by: L.F. Hough

The Environment

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

Pollination

Pollination Factors

Bloom group: 3
Is it self-fertile? Y
Is it fertile? Y
Ploidy: Diploid

Pollination Partners

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Flemish Beauty Pear 2024 0
Bartlett Pear 2024 0

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