Progressive Chinese farmer branches out by growing pears shaped like baby Buddha

For Britain's harassed fruit farmers, things could be concerning to go even more pear-shaped.

A Chinese farmer has invented baby-shaped pears - and he is scheduling to export his new idea over here.

Plucky farmer Gao Xianzhang has produced 10,000 of the mini marvels this season and he plans to take the fruits of his labor to the UK and Europe.

Britain could shortly see the appearance of the pears, which are shaped like mini Buddha’s.

If the idea holds on, sales of the mini pears could hit the earnings of British farmers who are already stressed to fend off sales of cheaper foreign produce in recession-hit Britain.

Gao spent six years perfect the complicated baby-shaped pears, carefully expertising each one which grows inside an individual mould.

In spite of their heavy cost of £5 each, locals in his home village of Hexia, in Hebia, northern China, have reportedly been breaking them up.

'People look like to think they are pretty or lucky and will purchase them as soon as they're off the tree,' Gao explained.

Luckily for Gao, he should have few problems getting his peculiar shaped fruits past EU officials.

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