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.
Raised at National Fruit Trials in Wisley, Surrey in 1947. Recieved an Award of Garden Merit from the Royal Horticultural Society.
Uses for this variety
- Flowering group 4
- Picking month Early September
- Stores until October