Sorbus aucuparia, also known as Rowan Trees in Great Britain. Mountain Ash orange-red fruit clusters are not only popular with wildlife, Burnt Ridge Nursery has a variety that is edible and used for jelly, sauce, wine, and is added to cider. Can be made into vinegar and even dried into a raisin like fruit. The dried fruits can be steeped in water to make a flavored drink, and the fruit (dried or fresh), leaves, and flowers are used in teas. The fruit is high in vitamin E and is used medicinally to reduce inflammation, as an anti-diabetic, anti-rheumatic, and for lowering blood pressure and reducing menstrual pain.
Plant availability by Season
Winter / Spring
A unique cross between European Pear and Mt. Ash. Produces a highly fragrant and delicious 2-3" fruit in August. Bright yellow fruits contrast with silvery foliage. Shipova (Sorbopear) is a European Pear of Yugoslavian origin. Zone 4-9. Best pollinators: Bosc, Comice, Orcas. Somewhat self fruitful.