Lucky Fruits

Tijn Kooijmans
September 13th 2009

A Chinese farmer, Gao Xianzhang, has invented baby-shaped buddha pears and he is planning to export his idea. The produce became a success in his local province since people seem to think the pear gives them good luck.  He has created a series of 10,000 this season and plans to take the fruits of his labour to the UK and Europe.

buddha pear mouldGao spent six years perfecting the intricate baby-shaped pears, carefully crafting each one which grows inside an individual mould. Based on his experience I can imagine a whole new range of moulded pears appearing from China.buddha pear mouldLuckily for Gao, he should have few problems getting his quirky shaped fruits past EU officials. In July, wonky shaped fruit and vegetables such as curvy cucumbers and knobbly carrots returned to supermarket shelves after EU rules restricting the size and shape of 36 types of fruit and vegetables (see Comeback of the 'ugly' fruits).

Via: Daily Mail. Related: How to grow an Orangina bottle | Cubic fruit | Modernistic watermelon

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Posted 05/08/2012 – 18:34

these mould made pears have been popular in china now , pls check for more information, and you will see more funny fruit ...

Posted 10/11/2009 – 12:10

awesome, creative creatures ~_~
I decided to purchase the seeds for the Dwarf Cavendish Banana variety
due to the fact that I plan on cultivating the plant in a hydroponic environment.
Starting the plant from a soilless media would be required,
due to the seedlings later introduction into a top feed drip hydroponic system.

Posted 14/09/2009 – 18:03

worm lollipop :)
they do have other specialities though
I am looking into ordering the weasel-puked coffee right now :)

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