Onward Pear Trees

Key Data
Misc Pollinator, Spur Fruiting
Pollination Group Pollination Group C
Fruiting Mid Season Fruiting
Type Eating

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Pyrus Onward - Mid Season Eating Pear

Description of Onward Pear Trees & Fruit:
Onward is very similar to Doyenne du Comice, which in turn is one of the classic dessert pears. The flesh is very smooth, soft and juicy. The flavour has a touch of lip-smacking acidity blended with the sweetness and a truly ripe Onward pear needs to either be eaten with a knife nd fork or you have to be prepared to have juice dribbling down your chin... Fruiting earlier than Comice, it is thinner skinned and so will only store for a few weeks. Usually not a problem in pear loving households where stored fruit never last that long.

Browse our full range of pear trees or see the full variety of fruit trees for sale.

Characteristics of Onward Trees:

  • Self Sterile
  • Pollination group C.
  • Some resistant to scab.
  • Harvest September & ripen in a cold place through October.

Pollination Partners for Onward :
To make fruit, all pear trees need to be pollinated by another variety. Onward is in pollination group C. This means that it will cross-pollinate with trees in groups B & C (except Doyenne du Comice).
Please see our guide to Pollinating Pear Trees for a full list of partners for Onward .

Growing Onward Pear Trees:
Rich soil is important - dig in plenty of good manure and compost before planting. Do please use Rootgrow - it makes a real difference. Soil drainage must be good and the sunnier the position the better your crops will be.

Details about delivery sizes: Guide to Fruit Tree Sizing.

History & Parentage of Onward :
Onward was bred in 1947 at Wisley from Doyenne du Comice and Laxton's Superb (the pear, not the apple). It is very similar in flavour to a Comice.

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