Sometimes 2 to 4 of the apples grow joined together.
The flesh has a bittersharp taste with little astringency, and a good balance of tartness and tanins.
The fruit ripens late October / early November in England.
The tree is winter hardy, but tends to be a biennial bearer.
For cider. The apple yields a juice with a bittersharp taste and little astringency. It is usually blended.
Porter’s Perfection Apples were found by a Charles Porter in his orchard in East Lambrook, Somerset, England in the 1800s. Introduced commercially in 1907. The apple became very popular in Somerset.