Experts in New Zealand have produced a new fruit that is a cross between an apple and a pear.
The hybrid 'papple' has the skin and texture of a pear but the taste of an apple, the new fruit will go on sale in the UK next week. "This is one of the most exciting new varieties of fruit we have seen for several years," said Shazad Rehman of Marks and Spencer. "It’s got a lovely refreshing taste, perfect for snacking on, and a fun alternative to an apple a day."
The new fruit is produced by crossing two varieties of pears from Europa and Asia.
"It has the softer skin and texture of a pear, but anyone who bites into this fruit in for a surprise."
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Source: Daily Mail
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