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Shipova pear trees

Pyrus communis x Sorbus aria
Shipova is listed in the RHS Plants for Pollinators
  • Self-fertility: Self-fertile

Shipova is a very unusual and interesting hybrid between the common pear (Pyrus communis) and an ornamental rowan or whitebeam tree (Sorbus aria), and is also known as the Bollwyller Pear.

The flowers are large by Sorbus standards but still look more like Sorbus flowers than pear blossom. They appear in May - much later than pear blossom.

The fruits are borne in clusters, more reminscent of whitebeam berries than regular pears, but each fruitlet is a small pear, about 4cm in size, with a pleasant pear-like flavour. 

The leaves also show characteristics of both species, their size and the leaf undersides being similar to those of whitebeams - and from a distance the tree looks much more like a whitebeam than a pear tree.

Bio / Organic  fruit trees

Shipova organic pear trees for sale

  • 1Maidentree on BA29 rootstock 24.45€
    Medium tree (2m-3.5m after 10 years) Bare-root
    Sold-out Sorry we have sold out for this season
  • 2Maidentree on PyroDwarf rootstock 26.45€
    Large tree (3m-5m after 10 years) Bare-root
  • 3Maidentree on Kirchensaller rootstock 24.45€
    Very large tree (5m-6m+ after 10 years) Bare-root
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Shipova characteristics

  • Gardening skillAverage
  • Self-fertilitySelf-fertile
  • Pollinating othersPoor
  • Climate suitabilityTemperate climates
  • Season of use1 week
  • CroppingGood
  • Food usesEating fresh
  • Country of originFrance
  • Period of origin1600 - 1649
  • Fruit colourGoldOrangeYellow / Orange
  • Fruit sizeSmall