Butt Pear Scionwood


Butt Pear Scionwood

This is a twig for grafting. Late Fall. Bittersharp perry pear. Unknown origin, possibly from Norton Village, Gloucestershire, England, before 1886. Also known as Norton Butt.

Traditional English perry pear. Not for fresh eating. Small yellow-green turbinate or roundish-obovate fruit is slightly less than 2" in diameter. Ripens late. Bittersharp with medium acidity and high tannin. Everything you want to produce the perfect perry.

The old saying is “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 other perry pears. Z4.

925 Butt
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L925A: 8" scionwood stick, 1 for $6.00
L925B: scionwood by the foot (10' minimum), 1 ft for $5.50
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Additional Information


Scions are twigs, not trees. They have no roots and will not grow if you plant them.

The deadline for ordering scionwood is February 16, 2024, for shipment around March 11. (Please note: we ship scionwood only in mid-March. If you would like to order rootstock to arrive in the same shipment, select mid-March shipping when adding the rootstock to your cart.)

We sell scionwood in two ways:

  • By the stick: One 8" stick will graft 3 or 4 trees.
  • By the foot: For orchardists grafting large numbers of trees of a particular variety, we also offer scionwood by the foot (minimum order of 10 feet per variety). In our own nursery work, we are usually able to graft 6-8 trees from one foot of scionwood.

You can graft right away or store scionwood for later use. It will keep quite well for several weeks stored in sealed ziplock bags in the refrigerator.

For more info:
About Scionwood