Square Watermelons from Japan

Square Watermelons

It is possible to buy unique square shaped watermelons in Japan.

To make it happen, farmers grew the melons in glass boxes and the fruit then naturally assumed the same shape. Today the cuboid watermelons are hand-picked and shipped all over Japan.

Each melon sells for 10,000 yen, equivalent to about $83. It is almost double, or even triple, that of a normal watermelon.

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Square Watermelons from Japan

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  1. ellie

    not so good to make it more expensive than usual…

    it all about shape!!! so what?

  2. jennifer baring

    it is really amazing.maybe this is also applicable to other kinds of fruits like the jackfruit….

  3. RAGHU

    the best way for transportation and handling…….a bit fancy too….but not for the not so rich guys..

  4. Brandi

    “Each melon sells for 10,000 yen, equivalent to about $83. It is almost double, or even triple, that of a normal watermelon.”

    So a normal watermelon is $27-$41 in Japan?!!

  5. aaminah

    they are really cute. my dad would love to have one of these.

  6. arjun

    i want to hava this watermelon this is really very good

  7. linda

    this is really neat, though i don’t think that i would be able to purchase one. i think that 5.99 is a little high for a watermelon, but 83.00 is a more than a bit steep for something that you will eat up or that will eventually rot.

  8. Raamprasad

    Farmers in india should also try it with the help of Agro based industries and the price here would be much less and innovative.The shape is most comfortable for transportation and stocking,marketing and display. But how’s the taste?

  9. ANGELA

    I THINK THEY A REALLY COOL BUT TO PAY $83.00 FOR A WATERMELLOM IS JUST CRAZY.THE SHAPE IS NICE , I ADMIRE PEOPLE WHO CAN COME UP WITH DIFFERENT THINGS TO SHARE WITH THE WORLD. I GIVE YOU A STANDING OVATION.

    ANGELA ALFORD

  10. Cmh

    I was just saying about a month ago as I was trying to cut a round watermelon, that I would rather have square shapes to facilitate slicing it!!!! The price is outrageous – hopefully someday the square fruits will be the norm. They’re easier to balance as you cut them, prevent nicks & cuts, and fit into the fridge in a better way. As someone above stated, they are also more efficient to store & transport. Great idea and a simple way to achieve the desired effect.

  11. Paris

    I like it but I hope it doesn’t take over. I’d rather have both. How will kids fit the rinds into their mouths to make smiles?

  12. Raff

    Oh, yes! the shape is really so amazing, but you didnt see fruits in Chernobyl! for FREE

  13. japjay

    The shape was created to accomodate the smaller Japanese refrigerators. Obviously, it’s easier to store a square and takes up less space.

  14. Lareina

    I guess if they’re going to lower the price of the cubic watermelons, they’ll then boost the productivity. The difference in the price is too ridiculous when the difference is just the appearance.

  15. Brian

    If you dont want to buy 1 for 83 dollers just grow ur own all uneed is a clear hard plastic box that is square and some watermelon seeds

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