Very sweet flavor,sometimes referred to as Sugar Lump! Medium to small fruit size (must thin aggressively at fruit-set to get medium size, otherwise small size, but so many small pears that the branches are bent down). A natural semi-dwarf, Seckel matures at about 12 ft. height. Good for mild winter areas but will fruit heavier with more winter chill in the northern half of its zone range. Self-fertile in arid West, but more reliable planted near Comice. Cold Hardy zone 6. (300 chill hours required) Harvest mid to late August. Eat or process right off of the tree, no cold storage required.