I had a very interesting experience about a week ago. At my local fruit stand and nursery outlet here by my house in N. San Diego county, they had a small basket of the tiniest pears I've ever seen. I mean REALLY small, no larger than 2 inches. They looked truly like teeny miniature pears. They were calling them "Sickler" pears. Not Sekel, but Sickler. They were blushed like a Sekel, but about 1/8 the size. Sekel pears are also more roundish in shape, and these teensy pears had a more typical pear shape. They were soft like a European pear and very delicious. Has anyone ever heard of this pear? I'm going to stop back by this week, when the main gal is working, to ask her where they get the pears from. Besides being very cute, and would make really great gift pears, they were actually very delicious. I only got to eat one of them, my hubby snarfed up the other 5.