SHIPOVA is a unique cross between a pear( pyrus) and mountain ash(sorbus). These exotic trees produce clusters of pear-like fruit that have sugar sweet flesh and an unusual fruity taste reminiscent of pineapple and mango. Shipova trees stay smaller(10 ft) than most pear trees. We find that once tree is established or acclimatized that it will survive ZONE 3 winters down to -40 C. The fruit is very nutrient dense and thus very filling/satisfying when eaten Thought to be self fertile but we suggest pollinating with pear or Mt Ash for better cropping. The Shipova fruit is seedless but with cross-pollination there is a slight chance that a viable seed might form inside the fruit core. EUREKA if it does.... as you can then try to germinate the chance seed into a new variety of Shipova and you will be the first person to do so in a long while...we have been trying to find a viable seed for 15 yrs now and still no luck!      PLEASE.......let us know if you germinate a SHIPOVA seed!!!

SHIPOVA tree...........$95