Dwarf Shipova Mt. Ash Fruit Tree
We grafted Shipova onto Aronia to make Dwarf Shipova Mt. Ash, which is an attractive and early bearing, dwarf tree. Shipova grown on Aronia rootstock comes into bearing two to three years earlier than our regular Shipova and should grow to only 6-8 ft. in height. Dwarf Shipova fruit is identical in size and taste to that of regular Shipova.
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. Out varieties are pest and disease resistant and hardy to minus 40 degrees F., USDA Zone 3.
Latin Name: Sorbus x Pyrus
Site and Soil: Mountain Ash and its hybrids like 1/2 day to full sun and well-drained soil.
Pollination Requirements: Dwarf Shipova is self-fertile.
Hardiness: Dwarf Shipova Mt. Ash is hardy to approx. minus 25F
Bearing Age: 2-3 years after planting
Size at Maturity: 6-8 ft. in height.
Bloom Time: Late spring
Ripening Time: Early fall
Yield: 15+ lbs.
Pests & Diseases: Dwarf 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