How tall can a Seckel Pear grow????

yoyobon_gwSeptember 21, 2013

About 40 years ago I planted what I understood to be a dwarf seckel pear tree.
Today that tree is probably 25 feet tall or more.
It is a large and beautiful tree but picking the fruit is almost impossible.
The lowest branches are within reach but the majority of the fruit is well beyond picking height !

This tree produces an amazing amount of pears each year and is spectacular when in bloom.

What is the normal height for the Seckel Pear???

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Scott F Smith(6B/7A MD)

Pears on seedling rootstock will grow to 100 feet or higher. I have seen pictures of old pear orchards and it looks like a stand of oaks.

You might try to get one of those picking poles or a tall ladder, or start pruning the tree down to size - if the main trunk is not too tall you may be able to lower it to a pick-able height.


    Bookmark   September 21, 2013 at 10:13AM
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