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Onward Pear Trees

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

Pyrus communis Onward

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OUT OF STOCK - SOLD OUT UNTIL AUTUMN 2021

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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 and 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 range of pear trees or see the full variety of fruit trees.

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.

  • Small Box

    Small box

    (Orders containing only seedlings or rooted cuttings)

    £7.20

    including VAT per order

    FREE

    For ORDERS
    Over £60 inc VAT

  • Standard box

    (Bareroots up to
    1.2m)

    £11.40

    including VAT per order

    FREE

    For ORDERS
    Over £60 inc VAT

  • Large box

    (Pots up to
    and incl. 7.5L)

    £15.00

    including VAT per order

    FREE

    For ORDERS
    Over £100 inc VAT

  • Trees & Hedging

    (Bareroot plants and trees
    over 1.2 metres in height)

    £18.00

    including VAT per order

    FREE

    For ORDERS
    Over £120 inc VAT

  • Pallets

    (Root balls, large pots,
    trees etc)

    £60.00

    including VAT per order

    FREE

    For ORDERS
    Over £240 inc VAT


Bareroot planting is best done between October and April
Bareroot and potted - what's the difference?

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