i can’t believe that i lived in japan for so long yet NEVER encountered the phenomena that is the square watermelon, which was brought to my attention the other day. the square watermelon is not new – i am told it has been on high end japanese fruit store shelves for at least the past decade and even earlier on the tables of royalty.
apparently square watermelons are desirable cause they fit into fridges and can be cut nicely. to get the shape they are grown in glass boxes and assume the shape of the box. costing around 10,000 yen which is about $100 AU one would *really* need to be a watermelon aficionado, or really rich, to want to partake of the juicy goodness that is the square watermeron.