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An Engish dessert pear not unlike Comice with excellent flavour and good reliable cropping.

Origin: Surrey UK, 1947

Pollination: Onward is self-sterile and would require a pollinator to produce a crop.  Pollination partners

Onward pear trees for sale

1-year maiden trees

These are the most versatile choice for home orchards, community fruit tree projects, and for training on in any form you require.

MaidenQuince CDwarfing £24.50
MaidenQuince ASemi-dwarfing £24.50
MaidenOHxF87Semi-vigorous £24.50

2-year pre-trained trees

These trees have already had some formative training in the nursery.

Step-overQuince CDwarfing £45.50
U-cordonQuince ASemi-dwarfing £55.00

Orders placed now will be delivered in the winter planting season.

History and description of Onward

Onward was raised in 1947 at the National Fruit Trials Wisley, Surrey, UK from a cross between Laxton's Superb and Doyenne du Comice.

Medium sized, pyriform shaped fruit. Fairly smooth pale green skin ripening to yellow green. Pinkish red flush and patches of brown russet. Smooth, soft, juicy, creamy white flesh. Excellent sweet flavour with a little acidity.

Moderately vigorous tree. Very reliable good cropper. Not a good pollination partner for Doyenne du Comice

Characteristics of Onward pear trees

Fruit sizeMedium
Picking timeSep
Season of useSep-Oct
Tree vigourModerate
Tree habitUpright-spreading
Disease resistanceScab - Slightly resistant
Suitable forNorthern Britain
Pollination date23
Pollination groupE
Incompatibility group3
PollinatorsPollination partners
ParentageDoyenne du Comice