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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  • awesome-yo
    awesome-yoSaturday, November 1, 2014 at 11:00 am
    COOL
    • MarcelineMonday, October 13, 2014 at 7:02 am
      Neither, they are put into a mold, like Jello
      • happypug12
        happypug12Friday, October 10, 2014 at 10:50 am
        Wait, do those fruits naturally grow in baby buddha shape, or does he carve them?
        • izzy10can
          izzy10canFriday, October 10, 2014 at 9:26 am
          Me either rip off?!? XD
          • p0lly1
            p0lly1Sunday, October 5, 2014 at 9:45 am
            i probally wouldn't get one for 10 dollars
            • happypug12
              happypug12Friday, October 10, 2014 at 10:52 am
              I would pay $10 dollars for one if they were in the shape of Medusa. Now that would be cool. By the way, if you look into Medusa's eyes, you will turn to stone.
            • amarSunday, August 24, 2014 at 12:44 pm
              it is fine
              • KOALAS ARE COOLWednesday, July 30, 2014 at 4:40 pm
                WATER MELONS ARE FABULOUS Pewdiepie style.
                • otter
                  otterThursday, February 13, 2014 at 6:18 am
                  I have to see that! That is awesome!
                  • headream100
                    headream100Thursday, February 13, 2014 at 5:07 am
                    Wait that's weird
                    • Whatisbuddha100Sunday, June 23, 2013 at 6:52 am
                      My avatar got lost in the comment below!

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