Always expect the Japanese to think out of the box or should we say circle, this once. Well, we are told that a farmer in the town of Tsukigata in Hokkaido has grown watermelons in the shape of a pyramid. Bored of the regular shape of the juicy fruit, the man decided to grow it in a¬ specially shaped plastic shell and hung it upside down.
So far, some sixteen pyramid watermelons have been shipped all across Japan including the high-profile Iwataya department store in Fukuoka, where it has been kept in storage because the fruit isn’t ripe yet. We are informed that the unique watermelon is 25 centimeters high and comes for a huge $555. But then so are the other exotic fruits in Japan.
Now this fruit might be out of the budget of many especially in the financial hard times. But then who has stopped us from window shopping and then dreaming about this uniquely-shaped fruit. Again, the taste of the pyramid-watermelon won’t be any different from the regular one!