Watermelons are best served cold, but let’s face it – they simply weren’t designed to fit into the average refrigerator. Now you can grow your own easy-to-store watermelons using this simple technique pioneered in Japan.
Once a closely-held secret of upscale supermarkets and stores in Japan who charged a hefty premium for the unusually-shaped fruit, the elusive square watermelon is can now be grown by backyard gardeners everywhere thanks to a step-by-step tutorial posted on Instructables.com.
Though the instructions seem fairly complex at first glance (especially the construction of a custom hinged Lexan box), the results are certainly achievable by anyone handy with a set of tools. The same instructions can be used to grow square fruit of any type.
If you’ve always dreamed of a more fridge-friendly watermelon, go ahead and give it a shot!
Visit Instructables.com for the complete tutorial.
Read more from Rachel at Handmade Charlotte.
MORE ON BABBLE:
Photos courtesy of Huffington Post.
Check out other articles by Rachel here!