Okay, I was the first of all my friends to ever eat an artichoke or an avocado and I've always I've shopped in odd markets looking for interesting foods all my life...at least to look at since I can't eat many things due to food allergies, but this one surprised even me! We wandered around the farmer's market at the Maui Mall after our movie looking at the pretty fruits and vegetables when we came across this..... Pretty, yah? Pretty weird! The thing was over a foot long and at least 8 inches across....all gnarly and twisted and spiky! Sent Keely a pic on the cell phone and she summed it up pretty well...."Looks like a giant pear from an alternate universe".