Parentage: Laxton's Superb x Doyenne du Comice
Description: Onward is a new pear of excellent quality, quite resistant to spring frosts. The fruit is medium sized, light green in colour that changes to yellow, some have a pinkish flush and others a heavy russet. Creamy white flesh has a sweet rich and juicy flavour. A high quality and reliable cropper. One of the best pears for garden use but will not pollinate Doyenne du Comice.
History: Raised at National Fruit Trials in Wisley, Surrey in 1947. Recieved an Award of Garden Merit from the Royal Horticultural Society.