Shipova pear - a rooster tree?

The Shipova http://www.raintreenursery.com/Shipova.html seems to be a cross between a mountain ash and a pear. The fruit may not impress you with its smaller fruit size even thought it’s reportedly very good. What stands out to me is it’s rooster like properties http://www.raintreenursery.com/plantcare/plant-care/pollination-charts/european-pear-pollinationripening/. Does anyone grow this variety? It looks like it can pollinate almost any pear. Burntridege reports the pollinators are Bosc, Comice, Orcas so I’m not sure I understand http://www.burntridgenursery.com/SHIPOVA-Sorbopear-Pyrus-communis-x-Sorbus-sp/productinfo/NSEPSHI/ It sounds like it might not be feasible since it has a tendency to get fireblight at some locations http://uncommonfruit.cias.wisc.edu/shipova-bollwiller-pear/. The original plant was apparently found growing on the grounds of the Museum of Natural History in Paris in 1834 http://www.nytimes.com/2004/03/28/nyregion/cuttings-the-fruit-is-uncommon-but-the-care-is-not.html?_r=0

What does rooster like mean?

I think you liked my previous thread on them before, if I’m understanding correctly from that slideshow Shipova is triploid and won’t pollinate anything. I had seen Seckel mentioned as a pollinator, something about bloom time maybe?

EDIT: Apparently I’m remembering things wrong, according to Raintree only Red Clapps and Bosc will pollinate it. http://www.raintreenursery.com/Pollination_European_Pears.html

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I misread the chart ampersand " If the intersecting square is red, it will not pollinize". You know how gold delicious will pollinate nearly any apple? I’m looking for that in a pear.

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