Baby Shipova Mt. Ash
This newly rediscovered Baby Shipova Mt. Ash variety features fruit similar to Shipova, but on a much smaller tree. This attractive variety is very early bearing and produces good crops of delectable, yellow-orange fruit.
While Mountain Ash is widely grown for its ornamental value, we are pleased to offer several unique and attractive Eastern European and Russian varieties which were selected for their fruit. Mountain Ash fruit is high in Vitamins A and C, niacin, pectic and trace elements. Fruit of our varieties is eaten fresh and used in preserves, jam, pastry, and wine.
Many of our varieties are hybrids of Mountain Ash and other species and vary in form as noted. Mountain Ash like full to half day sun, well drained soil, and can grow 10-15 ft. in height, depending on the variety. Certain varieties like, Dwarf Shipova begin bearing the 2nd or 3rd year after planting and produce 30 lbs. or more of fruit at maturity while other can take up to 7 years. Mountain Ash blooms in late spring and fruit ripens in early fall. Our varieties are pest and disease resistant and hardy to minus 40 degrees F., USDA Zone 3.
Latin Name: X Sorbopyrus auricularis
Site and Soil: Mountain Ash and its hybrids like 1/2 day to full sun and well-drained soil.
Pollination Requirements: Baby Shipova is self-fertile.
Hardiness: Baby Shipova is hardy to approx. minus 40F
Bearing Age: 2-3 years after planting
Size at Maturity: 6-8 ft. in height.
Bloom Time: Late spring
Ripening Time: Early fall
Yield: 20+ lbs.
Pests & Diseases: Baby Shipova is not bothered by pests or diseases.
USDA Zone: 4
Sunset Western Zone: A1-A3, 1-10, 14-17
Sunset Northeast Zone: 34-43