Square Watermelons in Japan – Facts Analysis


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Square Watermelons in Japan

Story:

In Japan they have square watermelons, which are as expensive as 10,000 Yen or about $82, compared that to the regular round watermelons that cost about $15-20.  

Picture of Square Watermelons in Japan
Square Watermelons in Japan

Analysis:

The message claims to show Square shaped Watermelons found in Japan that are highly expensive when compared to the ordinary round shaped ones. It is a fact.

These messages have been spreading through emails and other online platforms since 2001, when Japan started growing the innovative Square Watermelons. The idea came up as a solution to consumers’ struggle to fit the large round watermelon in their refrigerators, to cut it comfortably; and to make it easy for packing and selling. A Japanese farmer from Zentsuji in Kagawa prefecture came up with this idea of making a Cube-shaped Watermelon that can be packed and stored easily.

Picture of Square Watermelons in Japan
Square Watermelons in Japan
Picture of Square Watermelons in Japan
Square Watermelons in Japan
Picture of Square Watermelons in Japan
Square Watermelons in Japan

How it is Done

Growing square shaped watermelons is quite easy in fact. The Japanese farmers grow normal watermelons in transparent square boxes made of glass, the fruit then grows into square shape naturally. When they become ripe, these cuboid watermelons are hand-picked and sold all over Japan and also shipped to other countries.

Picture of Square Watermelons in Japan
Square Watermelons in Japan
Picture of Square Watermelons in Japan
Square Watermelons in Japan

Interestingly, these unique fashion fruits are sold for 10,000 Yen (around $100) each and are only available at selected stores. A normal round watermelon in Japan costs around 400 Yen (around $4). However, it is easy to grow these square watermelons, and for that matter any other fruits or vegetables. The video above explains how to do this.

Hoax or Fact:

Fact.

References:

Square watermelon stuns Japanese shoppers
Picture Japan: Square Watermelons


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Square Watermelons in Japan – Facts Analysis