baby-shaped pears grow from trees in china baby-shaped pears grow from trees in china
aug 12, 2014

baby-shaped pears grow from trees in china

baby-shaped pears grow from trees in china
all images courtesy of fruitmold




with the help of fruitmold‘s plastic products, pears shaped like babies are growing from trees on farms in china and being sold at supermarkets in neighboring areas. with peaceful closed eyes, miniscule nose and mouth and daintily crossed hands, the infantile forms look oddly realistic. during the fruit’s developmental stages, the farmers apply a frame around the budding pear, which it eventually grows into and realizes its shape. in addition to selling the quirky harvests in nearby markets, the suzhou-based company ships their plastic devices across the globe, so baby-shaped pears — and other produce — can be grown all over the world.

baby-shaped pears grow from trees in china
baby-shaped pears grow side-by-side on a tree in china

baby-shaped pears grow from trees in china
the infantile fruit, with closed eyes and a tiny nose and mouth

baby-shaped pears grow from trees in china
a buddha-shaped variation (left) snaps onto the young pears when they are in their developmental stage
the baby-shaped mold is placed onto the maturing pear (right)

baby-shaped pears grow from trees in china
the plastic mold for baby-shaped fruit

  • how the fruit gets oxygen ? what about the evaporation of the surface of the fruit? Does it taste good as other fruits?

    M says:
  • Very labour intensive!

    Sidney W says:
  • Been done before.

    Ron Smith says:
  • Why so many fruitless questions ‘M’ ?

    F Johanson says:
  • there are holes on the top and bottom , so no problem for the evaporation ..

    fruitmould says:

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