What is Pear Apple Hybrid or Papple fruit? | How to grow papple fruit?

Wondering what a pear apple hybrid is? Why are they named so? Does it taste more like a pear or an apple? Just stop, plant lovers, you have landed on the correct page.

After growing the pear apple hybrid, I learned many interesting things, and trust me, you will not be disappointed when you grow it in the garden, which will result in the best fruit.

Here, I have explained all the steps that I learned while growing Pear Apple Hybrid or Papple fruit, such as characteristics of apple fruit, ways to grow it, benefits, and some basic information that will help you in the future. Accordingly, you can decide whether to grow it or not.

What is a Papple fruit?

Papple– Looking like an apple tasting like a pear, is a cross between Chinese and Japanese pears. With a red-orange blush on a yellow background, it has crispy skin, a juicy texture, and a mild sweet tropical flavor. “Papple” name was given by the retailer Marks and Spencer.

With a red-orange blush on a yellow background, it has crispy skin, a juicy texture, and a mild sweet tropical flavor. “Papple” name was given by the retailer Marks and Spencer.

These pear apple hybrids are round structured, which confuses a lot of people while still staying interesting and yummy to them. Some people have said that papple looks a lot more like an Asian pear, resembling the “pineberries” of 2010 (that are similar to the fruits strawberries and pineapple)

What is Pear Apple Hybrid or Papple fruit? - Latest Hybrid Fruit Papple, Apple-Pear fruit

Characteristics of Papple fruit

Sizesmall to medium 
Shaperound to conical with a brown short stem

Why was Papple generated?

The efforts for creating papple were done to bring the versatile storage capabilities in fruit, not just this but also the appealing outlook of fruit, that makes a mouth watery just by looking at it.

The papple is now world-famous and is exported to many countries so that they can enjoy this fruit as the native people do. In Singapore it has attained the name of “sunshine pear”, isn’t it sweet!?

How to grow papple fruit?

To grow papple fruit, you need to start with a healthy sapling that is around one to two years old. The sapling should be planted in well-drained soil with plenty of sunlight. Papple trees require regular watering and a good supply of nutrients. During the first year of growth, it is important to prune the tree to encourage strong, healthy branches. Once the tree starts to bear fruit, it is important to protect the fruit from pests and diseases.

Benefits of Papple fruit

  • Can be eaten raw, and pear-apple hybrid can be eaten just after they develop right away. No extra patience is required to get them ripe. However, ripened fruit will get juicier. You can enjoy it either way.
  • Papple can be used as a healthy snack, in salads to make them extra juicy.
  • Sandwiches, pasta, pizzas, eating with nuts, etc.
  • It can stay fresh for many days and is stored in the refrigerator.
  • Planters are finding people to be very productive both in money and scab-resisting ability.


Papple fruit was publicly sent out in 2012, to the UK where it gained too much attention and fans. It is now transported to many retailers in Asia, Europe, and America.

Papple creates a lot of curiosity in people about its appearance and taste, which makes it the star of the show.

a. Availability of Papple fruit

These fruits are available in the late springtime through the summer season (the southern side of the globe) whereas the winters are on the northern side of the globe.

b. Papple fruit recipes

Make pies, salads, sandwiches, and pizza toppings, accompanied by cheese, etc. 

c. Price of Papple fruit

Usually, the price of the hybrids as decided by the authorities is $0.50 to $1. Similarly, the cost of papple fruit is approximately 1 to 1.5 pounds. 

Some final thoughts on the context

So, in this article, you understood that the Papple fruit is a hybrid of Chinese pear and Japanese pear. Pear apple hybrid has a good nutritional value and can be used in various recipes. A bite of Papple fruit takes some unexpected pathways, where you view the fruit with a pear texture but has a crunch like an apple. You also came to know about the different names given to pear-apple hybrids. I hope you all find this article worth it! Happy to help! 


1. Is Apple Pear genetically modified?

No! Apple pears are not genetically modified, as the apple and pear are not suitable for genetic modification or genetic fusion. They are not compatible genetically.

2. Can you eat the skin of a Papple?

Of course, you can eat the skin of Papple fruit. Its skin is about 5.5 grams. If you eat the fruit without the skin you will cut off this nutritional value from it.

3. Is Papple the same as a Nashi peer?

Having too many nicknames like Asian pear, sunshine pear, Japanese pear, Papple also has a name – nashi peer

4. How many calories are in a Papple?

The pear-apple hybrids have calories of about 116, which almost provides you with 6-7% of the daily calorie intake. 

5. Are apple pears natural?

Apple pears, as the name is composed of two words apple and pear, seem like a hybrid but it’s natural. They are not hybrids. Papples are hybrid but apple pears are natural fruits, also called Asian pears.

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