Cordon Pear trees are a good choice for restricted areas and a fence or wall. They can be grown at a 45degree angle, or upright. The rootstock we use for our cordon Onward pear is Quince C which is the best stock for cordon trees. Plant 60-80cm’s apart.
Onward was trialled at The National Fruit Trials [where it performed very strongly] notes this English raised Pear as a cross between
Laxton Superb [Pear, not apple] and Doyenne de Comice. Onward is an excellent newcomer with some impressive qualities.
Onward cordon Pear Tree – season
Mid-late September and into October..
Onward Pear – appearance
Medium to large in size, pale green-yellow, some russet patches and an attractive pinkish red blush on the sunny side. Very good uniformity and quality.
Similar to Doyenne du Comice, rich, melting and supremely juicy.
Onward Pear – Pollination
This variety belongs in ‘C’ pollination group & will pollinate readily with varieties in the same or adjacent groups. Here are some suggested varieties:
Williams bon Chretien