Inventory, 22 lbs : 1.76
This item was last sold on : 09/18/14
Seckel Pears are available late summer through spring.
Brownish yellow and russet, most often having a dark reddish blush, the small almost bite-size Seckel pear, pronounced SEHK-uhl, sometimes has a dull green cast. A very sweet pear with a rather grainy texture, this hybrid offers a subtly spicy flavor.
Providing some vitamin C and dietary fiber, one medium pear has about 100 calories.
Intensify flavor by marinating slices in pear brandy. Halves make attractive garnish for salads and sandwiches. Seckel pears are excellent for pickling and spicing. Taking longer to ripen than other pears, this pear is a very good keeper when refrigerated. To store, place in a fruit bowl or basket and keep at room temperature until ripe.
The first American pears were raised from seed, which like apples, do not breed true to variety. Because of this, American pears became even more diverse than their European ancestors, resulting in many pure American strains.
Believed to be a truly American pear and named in honor of a Pennsylvania farmer who discovered it around 1820, the Seckel is thought to be a hybrid of Asian and European pears. Quite different from any European variety, this variety is the smallest of all commercially grown pears and sometimes called a sugar pear.
Restaurants currently purchasing this product as an ingredient for their menu.
|Venissimo Cheese Hillcrest||San Diego CA||619-491-0708|
|Leroy's Bar||Coronado CA||619-522-6890|
Recipes that include Seckel Pears. One is easiest, three is harder.
|My Man's Belly||Chocolate Hazelnut Pear Frangipane Tart|
|Food Blogga||Watercress, Pear, and Brie Salad|
|David Lebovitz||French Pear & Almond Tart|
|Grow It Cook It Can It||Seckel Pears Canned In Red Wine Syrup|
|Use Real Butter||Pear Liqueur|
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Near Newell, Illinois, United States
About 4 days ago, 9/15/14
Sprouts Farmers Market Near South Coast Metro, California, United States
About 213 days ago, 2/18/14
Spotter's comments : Seckel Pears spotted at Sprouts Farmers Market.
Rouses in mandeville Near Mandeville, Louisiana, United States
About 241 days ago, 1/21/14
Metropolitan Market Near Seattle, Washington, United States
About 326 days ago, 10/28/13
Spotter's comments : Seckel Pears spotted at Metropolitan Market. Perfect afternoon....evening snack ;)
whole foods lynnfield Near Lynnfield, Massachusetts, United States
About 329 days ago, 10/25/13
north Idaho Idaho, United States
About 334 days ago, 10/20/13
Spotter's comments : Seckel Pears spotted at north Idaho.
Vince & Joe's Gourmet Market Near Charter Township of Clinton, Michigan, United States
About 396 days ago, 8/19/13
Spotter's comments : Seckel Pears spotted at Vince & Joe's Gourmet Market.
Market Basket Near Manchester, New Hampshire, United States
About 421 days ago, 7/25/13