You May Be Tempted To Pay $10 For This Piece Of Fruit!

By Meera Dolasia on September 6, 2009

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First there were the curvy cucumbers, then came heart-shaped watermelons and now . . . Baby Buddha shaped pears.

The funky-shaped fruit was developed by Gao Xianzhang, a Chinese farmer in Hebia, Northern China, who decided to create the exotic-looking fruit, after he noticed people paying extra for odd-shaped watermelons.

It took him six years to develop the perfectly shaped mold, inside which these pears grow, but it definitely seems worth it. Despite the hefty price tag of $10USD per pear, they have been extremely popular in his village, where people consider them good-luck charms.

This year, he has managed to harvest 10,000 of these amazingly cute pieces of fruit. He is now hoping to export them to Europe and is currently awaiting the appropriate approvals.

Maybe some day he will be able to grow enough to send to other parts of the world too!

sources:dailynews.co.uk, slashfood.com

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  • KOALAS ARE COOL7/30/2014
    WATER MELONS ARE FABULOUS Pewdiepie style.
    • otter
      otter2/13/2014
      I have to see that! That is awesome!
      • headream100
        headream1002/13/2014
        Wait that's weird
        • Whatisbuddha1006/23/2013
          My avatar got lost in the comment below!
          • Whatisbuddha1006/23/2013
            It's totally cute
            • BubbleJuice3/8/2013
              That's cute...
              • awsome cat2/17/2012
                lol
                • swirlylollypops
                  swirlylollypops12/18/2011
                  want one
                  • Ethan Furner11/27/2011
                    Cool I also want to do it. I learned that the man wanted money so he made some Buddha shaped fruit.
                    • Ashley1/24/2011
                      Need One!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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