Summer 2022We are now accepting pre-orders for delivery from September onwards for pot-grown trees and December onwards for bare-rooted trees.
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Shipova inter-specific trees

Pyrus communis x Sorbus aria
Shipova is listed in the RHS Plants for Pollinators
Shipova is a rare pear / whitebeam hybrid, producing small pear-like edible fruits.

Shipova inter-specific trees for sale

Bare-root

  • BR11-year bare-root tree Pyrus c. Kirchensaller rootstock £33.95
    Large tree (3m-4m after 10 years)
Next deliveries

Pre-order now for delivery from September onwards for pot grown trees or December for bare-root trees and mixed orders.

Delivery charges

Delivery for a single tree starts at £9.95. It is calculated when you add trees to your basket, based on your postcode.

Shipova is a very unusual hybrid pear / whitebeam, also known as the Bollwyller Pear.

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

The fruits are borne in clusters, quite reminscent of whitebeam berries, but they are pear-like and have a pleasant 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.

Shipova characteristics

Growing

  • Gardening skillAverage
  • Self-fertilitySelf-fertile
  • Pollinating othersPoor
  • Climate suitabilityTemperate climates
  • WildlifeRHS Plants for Pollinators

Using

  • Picking monthSeptember
  • CroppingGood
  • Keeping (of fruit)1 week
  • Food usesEating fresh

Identification

  • Country of originFrance
  • Period of origin1600 - 1649
  • Fruit colourGoldOrangeYellow / Orange
  • Fruit sizeSmall

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