Pears in the shape of Buddha?

But then what do you do with them?

ABC News has the story:

A farmer in China has successfully grown pears in the shape of Buddha, and they are in high demand by customers.

Xianzhang Hao from China’s Hebei province grew 10,000 of these “Buddha pears” in his backyard, and now he is selling them for $8 each.

“These pears are really popular because they represent good luck,” Hao told Sina China.

Hao said he got the idea from an old Chinese myth about a magic fruit in the shape of Buddha. Whoever ate that rare fruit would gain immortality.

He achieved this feat using specially created molds that are put around the pears when they’re small and then grow to fill them. Once they’re removed, the pears finish growing and ripen up nicely.

pear buddha

To each their own.

Apparently China also does a roaring trade in box shaped watermelons. Why don’t more people offer watermelons in box shape? A hell of a lot easier to stack them at a store…

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