World of the Bizarre
The 'papple' - is it a pear or an apple ?
By T.K. Randall
May 24, 2012 · 29 comments
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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. "Itís 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. 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.
Source: Daily Mail
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