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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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  • these mould made pears have been popular in china now , pls check http://www.fruitmould.com for more information, and you will see more funny fruit ...

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  • 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. cheerio

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  • Hah, great. I thought that those EU rules were ridiculous if they only consider the aesthetic value of the product without considering its quality. Weekly, my family buys small cucumbers that have bumps on them at a Moroccan store in Amsterdam because a kilogram there costs less than 4 pieces at the Albert Heijn (snack komkommers). Furthermore, I believe that if a supermarket or shop decides that they do not want to showcase ugly fruits/veggies due to sales potential, then they can just pull it from the shelves. Why not let the companies decide? It's a shame in my humble opinion that people judge food by its visual appeal. There are things out there that look ugly but taste delicious. I am glad I wasn't raised in this way and that I didn't turn out to be some kind of idiot who only likes to eat fries with ketchup and mayo. (I think you know what I mean). Food is one of the most inspirational things to me, I love to eat as much as possible of it. I wonder if we will ever switch to eating bugs, I sure would like to try them.

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