Our Catalogue

Back to List >
Pear (Pyrus) Onward
Click to enlarge



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.

Pollination Partners: Pear Beth Pear Conference Pear Doyenne du Comice Pear Fondante d'Automne Pear Josephine de Malines Pear Louise Bonne of Jersey Pear Merton Pride Pear Winter Nelis

General attributes

Suitable for planting in any UK district Suitable for planting in any UK district
Award-winning Award-winning

Uses for this variety

Pear Bite Eating

Fruit attributes

Flowering group 4 Flowering group 4
Picking month Early September Picking month Early September
Stores until October Stores until October