For 60 years a program of plant and food research in New Zealand working on the development of all kinds of varieties of fruits and vegetables, through hybridization and genetic manipulation. With that aim to combine quality, health and resistance to different types of diseases that attack these foods.
The latest creation of these researchers is called Papple or 'Panzana' in spanish, a hybrid-like pear, apple flavor even with the latter. Although it was developed a few years ago, recently just taken the first harvest, which has been allocated to Asian and European market.
"This hybrid has been obtained from a variety of European and Asian pear. However, its color is a reddish-pink and the skin has a mottled appearance reminiscent of apples. Its flesh is crisp and has the characteristic sweetness of the apple, "reports the website Gastronomy and co .
"We know our customers are looking for new things to try and hope you enjoy this novel derivative of the family of pears," said Shazad Rehman, a specialist in fruit, . Each will sell for USD$ 1.50.