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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  • yummy pear11/24/2010
    yummy pear
    • Ashley1/24/2011
      Need 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.
        • swirlylollypops
          swirlylollypops12/18/2011
          want one
          • awsome cat2/17/2012
            lol
            • BubbleJuice3/8/2013
              That's cute...
              • Whatisbuddha1006/23/2013
                It's totally cute
                • Whatisbuddha1006/23/2013
                  My avatar got lost in the comment below!
                  • headream100
                    headream1002/13/2014
                    Wait that's weird
                    • otter
                      otter2/13/2014
                      I have to see that! That is awesome!

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