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.

923 Butt
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L923A: 8" scionwood stick, 1 for $5.00
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L923B: scionwood by the foot (10' minimum), 1 for $4.50
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Additional Information


The deadline for ordering scionwood is February 21, 2020, for shipment around March 16.

We sell scions (scionwood) in two ways.
Each single 8" stick will graft 3 or 4 trees, and comes with a small paper ID label.
Scionwood by the foot (minimum order of 10 feet) will usually graft about 6 or 8 trees from one foot of scionwood.
You can graft right away or store it for later use. Stored properly, it will keep quite well for several weeks.

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

For more info:
About Scionwood.