Butt is a widely planted and popular cultivar, remarkable for the length of time the fruit will lie on the ground without rotting. There is a common saying associated with this cultivar: "Gather your Butts one year, mill them the next and drink the year after." It appears to be the same cultivar locally known as Norton Butt. Its vintage quality is described as being medium to high acid, medium to HIGH TANNIN Perry; astringent and often fruity; with GOOD QUALITY. The juice is usually very slow fermenting. The perry frequently precipitates tannin during storage. A vigorous tree with narrow-angled crotches. Biennial bearing and HEAVY PRODUCER. Ripens MID LATE season, early October. Zones 4-9. Bitter-sharp: ACIDITY 0.54, TANNIN 0.32.
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