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Is it a pear or an apple?

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#1    Still Waters

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Posted 22 May 2012 - 01:00 PM

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It has the softer skin and texture of a pear, but anyone who bites into this fruit in for a surprise.

New Zealand fruit experts have unveiled their latest fruit hybrid creation on its way to the UK - an apple-like fruit which looks like a pear.

The rounded fleshy fruit described as a pear disguised as an apple has yet to be given an official name, though some have inevitably dubbed the creation the 'papple'.

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Posted 22 May 2012 - 01:12 PM

its a papple ;D


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Posted 22 May 2012 - 01:20 PM

More importantly...can it be turned into alcohol...?


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Posted 22 May 2012 - 02:05 PM

It's a bit steep!


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Posted 22 May 2012 - 02:25 PM

Ok, I'm missing something... haven't these been around for a long long time? I'm pretty sure they sell them at my local grocery store and my neighbors have been growing them for years in their backyard. We always just called them pear-apples. That being said--they are really tasty.

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Posted 22 May 2012 - 04:06 PM

View PostMissMelsWell, on 22 May 2012 - 02:25 PM, said:

Ok, I'm missing something... haven't these been around for a long long time? I'm pretty sure they sell them at my local grocery store and my neighbors have been growing them for years in their backyard. We always just called them pear-apples. That being said--they are really tasty.
We don't have them in the UK......until next week.

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Posted 22 May 2012 - 11:33 PM

You'll enjoy them, they pretty much taste just like they sound... like and apple crossed with a pear. The state where I live (Washington) is known for its apples, pears, apricots, nectarines and pear orchards. They've been crossing pears with apple for pretty much 20 years here. I believe they first came here from Japan though. They're a very crisp, clean, balanced pear/apple flavor and texture.

There is an actual variety of pear that is round like an apple and crisp like an apple, but it's an all yellow color and has no "apple" in it. A pear/apple has pink/red in its rind. :)  Try one when you get them, they're very nice!

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Posted 23 May 2012 - 11:08 AM

I like the sound of them but I will wait until they are more reasonably priced, I think.


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Posted 23 May 2012 - 01:39 PM

View PostMissMelsWell, on 22 May 2012 - 11:33 PM, said:

You'll enjoy them, they pretty much taste just like they sound... like and apple crossed with a pear. The state where I live (Washington) is known for its apples, pears, apricots, nectarines and pear orchards. They've been crossing pears with apple for pretty much 20 years here. I believe they first came here from Japan though. They're a very crisp, clean, balanced pear/apple flavor and texture.

There is an actual variety of pear that is round like an apple and crisp like an apple, but it's an all yellow color and has no "apple" in it. A pear/apple has pink/red in its rind. :)  Try one when you get them, they're very nice!
I will, thank you, they sound delicious :)

View Postschizoidwoman, on 23 May 2012 - 11:08 AM, said:

I like the sound of them but I will wait until they are more reasonably priced, I think.
Marks' stuff is expensive anyway. Maybe Tesco or Asda will stock them :D

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Posted 23 May 2012 - 01:55 PM

I can imagine them being similar to a Chinese Pear if you can get them..my local farm shop had them where i lived last...very tasty actually.


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Posted 23 May 2012 - 02:21 PM

View PostStill Waters, on 23 May 2012 - 01:39 PM, said:


Marks' stuff is expensive anyway. Maybe Tesco or Asda will stock them :D

Marks will pack it in about 10 layers of cardboard, cellophane and ribbons too!


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Posted 24 May 2012 - 10:29 AM

View PostMissMelsWell, on 22 May 2012 - 02:25 PM, said:

Ok, I'm missing something... haven't these been around for a long long time? I'm pretty sure they sell them at my local grocery store and my neighbors have been growing them for years in their backyard. We always just called them pear-apples. That being said--they are really tasty.

I think you might be thinking of these: Posted Image http://en.wikipedia....Pyrus_pyrifolia

It looks like an apple but tastes like a pear. But it's not a hybrid of an apple and pear.

If these already existed I don't know why they bothered making a hybrid of a pear and an apple. Seems like a lot of effort to make something that already exists.

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Posted 24 May 2012 - 12:54 PM

Careful they are really juicy !!

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Posted 24 May 2012 - 02:21 PM

hmmmmmm papple .... yum


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Posted 24 May 2012 - 07:49 PM

View PostBrianPotter, on 22 May 2012 - 01:20 PM, said:

More importantly...can it be turned into alcohol...?

lol! Really?! A scientifically modified fruit that sound delicious and you can only think of it as Alchy? Oh no no no :no: j/k!  hahah I thought the same thing too! :tu:






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