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Honeysweet is a self-fertile small late-season sweet pear, with buttery flesh, related to Seckel.
Unusually amongst pears Honeysweet is reliably self-fertile - it will set fruit without another different compatible pear tree nearby, although cropping will be improved with a compatible partner.
Honeysweet is a good choice for a backyard pear tree, being both self-fertile and having some resistance to fireblight.
Advice on fruit tree pollination.
Honeysweet was developed in the 1950s and 1960s in a collaboration between Rutgers and Purdue Universities. It is closely related to Seckel, and inherits that variety's small size and excellent flavor.
Honeysweet is also a parent of the popular Ambrosia pear also released by Purdue University.