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Butt perry pear tree

  • Gardening skill: Average
  • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
  • Pollination group: 3
  • Uses: Juice
  • Uses: Hard cider

Butt is a traditional English perry pear, with medium acidity and medium tannins.

The pears do not necessarily have to be picked - they will fall when ripe and perhaps surprisingly will remain in good condition on the ground until they are gathered.

Butt perry pear trees for sale

  • Full-size 1-year bare-root tree $34.25
    Mature height: 16ft-24ft after 10 years
    OHxF 97 rootstock

How to grow

Butt is a vigorous tree and a heavy cropper. However it has a tendency to biennial bearing - be sure to thin the fruitlets in May to prevent this.

Advice on fruit tree pollination.

Butt characteristics

  • Gardening skillAverage
  • Self-fertilityNot self-fertile
  • Pollination group3
  • Pollinating othersAverage
  • PloidyDiploid
  • Bearing regularityBiennial tendency
  • Fruit bearingSpur-bearer
  • Picking seasonLate
  • UsesJuiceHard cider
  • CroppingHeavy
  • Keeping (of fruit)1-2 months
  • Juice styleSharp (cider)
  • General resistanceAverage
  • Cold hardiness (USDA)(4) -30F / -34C
  • Summer maximum temperaturesCool ( 20-24C / 68-75F)Warm (25-30C / 76-85F)
  • Country of originUnited Kingdom
  • Fruit colorGreen / Yellow
  • Fruit sizeSmall