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Shipova European Pear

Original price $54.99 - Original price $54.99
Original price
$54.99 - $54.99
Current price $54.99
SKU D170

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, considered a late-bloomer and ripening fruit in August. Pollinizes with the late bloom groups 2 and 3 of  European pear.

Hardy to USDA Zone: 3

Mature Height: 15' (Semi Dwarf)

Sun: Full Sun

Ripening Time: August

Rootstock: OHxF 87

Pollination: Needs a Mid or Mid-Late blooming Pollinizer

Read our Pear Growing Guide

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


Ask a Question
  • 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!

  • I live in zone 8b on the hot and humid Gulf Coast. Will shipova grow well in and tolerate my climate? If so whathat pollinater would work with shipova in my zine?

    Shipova is a cold climate hybrid pear that will likely not do well on the Gulf Coast. Warren and Ayers are the better bets, but even they may not tolerate the heat and humidity.

Customer Reviews

Based on 2 reviews
Todd M.
Bare-root arrived very healthy

Leafing out already in under a week, thanks.

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!