Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Square watermelons

Over the 4th of July weekend I won a prize in a watermelon seed spitting contest. This got me thinking about an article I read a few years back that said a dude in Japan figured out a way to produce square watermelons. The idea is that they are easier to carry, ship, and store in the fridge. I don't know why but I am really fascinated by this idea and have always wanted to get one of the watermelons.

I did some research and discovered that the melons have recently been introduced to the United States market. I was excited until I learned how much they are being sold for. A cool $75 a piece.