Shipova Mt. Ash Hybrid
A unique hybrid of Mountain Ash and Pear, Shipova Mt. Ash Hybrid bears round, yellow-orange fruit, about the size of a large apricot. Quite delicious, the sweet, seedless fruit has a delicate, rose-like aroma. Shipova forms a pyramidal-shaped tree with attractive, grayish-green foliage.
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: Sorbus x Pyrus
Site and Soil: Shipova Mt. Ash Hybrid like 1/2 day to full sun and well-drained soil.
Pollination Requirements: Shipova is self-fertile.
Hardiness: Shipova is hardy to approx. minus 40F
Bearing Age: 4-7 years after planting
Size at Maturity: 12-15 ft. in height.
Bloom Time: Late spring
Ripening Time: Early fall
Yield: 20+ lbs.
Pests & Diseases: 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