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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  • animefan3
    animefan3Friday, February 20, 2015 at 6:59 am
    If it worth it then ok
    • bigmelo
      bigmeloFriday, February 20, 2015 at 4:58 am
      Like my fellow Chinese farmers, I shall now grow banana-shaped oranges & vice versa. :D
      • nikukyu
        nikukyuFriday, February 20, 2015 at 3:18 am
        OMG SO CUTE! But seriously, who eat them?
        • fmaglalang
          fmaglalangWednesday, February 4, 2015 at 3:37 pm
          I want to own one of these!
          • aphphilippines
            aphphilippinesThursday, February 19, 2015 at 11:56 am
            And I thought Korean golden pears were tempting...*drooling*
          • greekgods123
            greekgods123Wednesday, February 4, 2015 at 3:13 pm
            wow
            • pear loverThursday, December 11, 2014 at 9:02 am
              shout out to all the PEARS
              • 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?
                    • bigmelo
                      bigmeloFriday, February 20, 2015 at 5:00 am
                      Um, I think the farmer (Gao Xianzhang {I can pronounce that, by the way :D}) puts the pears in a mold & allows the pears to grow into the molds until they are fully developed. :)
                    • izzy10can
                      izzy10canFriday, October 10, 2014 at 9:26 am
                      Me either rip off?!? XD

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