Onward Pear Trees

General Info Pollinator, Spur Fruiting
Area Frost Pockets, Scotland & The North
Pollination Group Pollination Group C
Fruiting Mid Season Fruiting
Type Eating

Pyrus communis Onward

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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 boxes

    (Orders containing seedlings or rooted cuttings)

    £7.20

    including VAT per order

  • Small box

    (All barerooted plants under 1.2 metres in height. Please note: all trees are charged at the trees and hedging rate.)

    £11.40

    including VAT per order

  • Medium box

    (Any pots up to
    and incl. 7.5L)

    £15.00

    including VAT per order

  • Trees & Hedging

    (For all orders of trees of any size, and all bareroot plants 1.2 metres and over in height)

    £19.80

    including VAT per order

  • Pallets

    (For all orders of root balls,
    and large orders, a pallet
    price will be automatically
    applied at checkout)

    £75.00

    including VAT per order

*Delivery to mainland Britain & the Isle of Wight ONLY. Surcharges to the Isle of Wight and some areas of Scotland apply.


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