Square Watermelons / by john cheng

Square Watermelons! Harvested on the Island of Shikoku, Japan, only around 200-300 are grown and harvested a year. Originally the melons were grown into the box shape for easier storage in refridgerators, but the problem with this technique is that the melons aren't ripe yet when the desired shape is reached. So instead, the melons are marketed as ornamental plants.