Chinese Farmer Creates Baby Buddha Pears

Posted by Charlie @ Discovering Mandarin Friday, 18 September 2009
Chinese farmer, Gao Xianzhang from the village of Hexia, in Hebia, northern China, has created baby buddha shaped pears. Gao spent six years perfecting the intricate baby shaped pears, carefully crafting each one which grows inside an individual, baby buddha shaped plastic mould.

It is reported that Gao has made 10,000 of the baby buddha pears that he hopes to sell in the UK and EU. In China they are selling very well indeed and have certainly not been affected by the recession.

The pears are snapped up as soon as they are off the tree and Gao says that they are considered lucky and cute. Lucky things in China have a massive marketing boost and catch on very quickly.

This is a bit behind the times... The Daily Mail reported this about two weeks ago, I meant to write about it then, but ran out of time, many apologies
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  1. Awww, so cute.

  2. They are, I hear they cost £5 a piece. Still popular though.


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