Farmer develops baby-shaped fruits
A Chinese farmer has developed a new idea; baby-shaped pears. And he is planning to export them to Britain and the rest of Europe.
Gao Xianzhang, of Hexia village in northern China’s Hebei province, spent six years perfecting the technique, carefully crafting each fruit which grows inside an individual mould.
This season, he harvested more than 10,000 baby-shaped pears and sold them for about $10 each.
Despite their hefty cost, locals in his home village have reportedly been snapping them up. He said: “People seem to think they are cute or lucky and will buy them as soon as they’re off the tree.”