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Shipova European Pear

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x Sorbopyrus auricularis

A unique and exciting European pear and mountain ash cross from Yugoslavia, Shipova will grow to be a 15'+ tree and produces a nice crop of medium-sized, yellow, round, flavorful fruit. When fully ripe, the slick, sweet flesh has a hint of tropical guava or mango to it; as it ages the texture softens and the flavor builds to a rich marzipan! The leaves are silver grey and the tree grows to display a classical, open, pyramidal shape; it makes an elegant addition to any landscape. This tree deserves to be planted more widely!

Shipova is a hardy and scab-resistant tree, on OHxF pear rootstock, considered a late-bloomer and ripening fruit in August. Pollinizes with the late bloom groups 2 and 3 of  European pear.

USDA Zone: 3-9

Grow Height: 15' (Semi Dwarf)

Sun: Full Sun

Ripening Time: August

Pollination: Needs a Pollinizer

Read our Pear Growing Guide

Size: Semi-Dwarf (4'-5')

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  • The Shipova European Pear is zone 3; all of the listed pollinators are zone 5. What is the recommendation if we live in zone 3 and would like to have fruit.

    We do not have any other European pears that are for zone 3, but I would recommend the Harrow Delight, as it's technically zone 4 but comes from Ontario, which is very cold and definitely zone 3 capable!
    https://raintreenursery.com/collections/european-pear-trees/products/harrow-delight-e-pear-semi-dwarf

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Carol D.
Love this tree!

I had one in my last home (dry, windy, hot in the summer, cold in the winter) and it was a lovely small tree. It s growth habit is a nice pyramid, it took no real damage and bore really nice fruit. It reminded me of a small Asian pear in flavor - sweet and crisp. I did water it. Once we get settled in our new place, I ll buy another one! Pictured here with one real pear in the middle!