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Get an early start on this year's holiday gifts with a pear grown in a bottle. Of course, there's also going to be some "high value" alcohol added to that bottle, but that comes after all the growing and ripening. Ed Gowans, a food and beverage photographer in the Northwest, explains his hobby in great detail; pears grown in bottles is actually a pretty cool idea. It also seems like a good way to keep squirrels, birds, and other wildlife from getting to them, no?

Now if I only had a pear tree. (And, why not, a partridge.) Has anyone else tried this with pears or other edibles? The video, after the jump.

How to Grow a Pear in a Bottle

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