Watermelons are big and round and take up a lot of room in the fridge, right? They’re also difficult to cut because of their shape.
To solve this problem, innovative Japanese farmers started growing square watermelons in 2001. It’s just more practical- they take up less space!
While the fruit is growing on the vines, they insert the melons into square glass cases.
The square watermelons are expensive though- they sell for 10 000 yen or ~82$. Normal watermelons sell for 15-25$ each in Japan.