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Japanese Watermelon

August 3rd, 2010 by Rose DesRochers · 8 Comments

Is this what blogging has come to? I’m blogging about watermelon.

Today, August 3rd, is Watermelon Day. You may not know this, but watermelons come in all kinds of shapes.

Japan just how do your watermelons grow?


Square watermelon

First, let’s take a look at the square watermelon. Grown in Japan, each melon sells for 10,000 yen. (Equivalent to about $83.)

Watermelons

Last year a store in Fukuok sold heart-shaped watermelons. The heart-shaped watermelons were the invention of Hiroichi Kimura, and his wife. Apparently the watermelons were sold for a price of 15,750 yen. ($160)

Watermelon

Now comes pyramid-shaped watermelons created by a farm in Hokkaido. “The price of the pyramid watermelon is around 80000 yen.” (650 US Dollars.)

Watermelon Face

Last but not least I bring you face shaped watermelon. The face shaped watermelon will cost you $475 USD.

I think I’ll stick to my $1.99 watermelon

Portable Watermelon Cooler

Watermelon

Japan apparently loves watermelon so much that they have invented a watermelon cooler. You have to keep your watermelon cool. (Via geekstuff4u.com)


Health benefits of watermelon

Watermelon is filled with antioxidants, which help prevent variety of different diseases. (For additional information about the health benefits of watermelon, check out ‘The World’s Healthiest Foods.’

How many calories does watermelon have?

There are fewer that 50 calories in one cup of watermelon.

It’s Watermelon Day. Enjoy a a slice of watermelon.

watermelon

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8 responses so far ↓

  • Carl Coddington
    Wrote: Aug 3, 2010 at 1:37 am

    it’s 2:30 in the morning and now I have a hankering for watermelon.

    No stores open at this time 🙁

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    Rose DesRochers Reply:

    Is there a 24 hour store open near you?

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  • Roger Green
    Wrote: Aug 3, 2010 at 3:21 am

    well, a square one would at least stack well.

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    Rose DesRochers Reply:

    Yes it would.

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  • Margaret
    Wrote: Aug 3, 2010 at 4:38 pm

    I wish I liked watermelon because it is good for you! I did love looking at the wacky watermelons though.

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    Rose DesRochers Reply:

    I love watermelon.

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  • Moondancer
    Wrote: Aug 3, 2010 at 7:47 pm

    Rose, thanks for sharing!

    I love the shapes. We have watermelon growing in our garden, but they’re just the normal shapes. I’m curious to see whether they offer the different shaped seeds here in the USA. I’ll have to check that out, if they do. I know what type of watermelon I’ll be growing next year. 😉

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    Rose DesRochers Reply:

    Hehe…. Different shaped seeds. That’s cute. 😉 They don’t get the shape from special seeds. While the watermelon is still small on the vine, a square glass box is placed around it. When the watermelon gets bigger, it assumes the shape of the box. See Grow a square watermelon.

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