Pyrus communisLate Fall. Bittersharp English perry pear. Unknown origin, possibly from Norton Village, Gloucestershire, England, before 1886. Also known as Norton Butt.
Everything you want to produce the perfect perry. Bittersharp with medium acidity and high tannin. Small (less than 2") yellow-green turbinate or roundish-obovate fruits ripen late. The old saying goes: “Gather your Butts one year, mill them the next and drink the year after.” You pick them in the late fall this year, press them in January and drink the perry the year after that. Best blended with Blakeney Red (which we’ve offered in the past) and other perry pears. Z4. Maine Grown. (2½-6' bare-root trees)
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Although some pears appear to be self-pollinating, we recommend a second variety for pollination. Bloom dates for all varieties are similar. Plant 15–20' apart.
For 2023, European Pears and Perry Pears are on OHxF97 or a similar rootstock, and Asian Pears are on OHxF97 or Pyrus betulaefolia rootstock.
These rootstocks are subject to change based on availability and we are unable to accommodate pear rootstock requests.