Cube watermelon season is here

  Watermelons come in many shapes and sizes. In Japan, there are even square watermelons.

The year’s first shipment of the cube-shaped watermelons began in western Kagawa prefecture today.

Each year, farmers place baby watermelons in a square plastic box.

As the fruit matures, it takes on the shape of a cube.

The first square watermelon was produced in Kagawa 30 to 40 years ago.

The prefecture now has a patent on the fruit.

Each cube-shaped watermelon costs over 100 dollars.

They’ll be sold at department stores in Osaka and Tokyo and even shipped overseas.

But the square watermelons aren’t for eating. The fruit is harvested before it’s ripe, and is mainly for show.