Grow Your Own Square Watermelons

Square Watermelon

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.


square watermelon

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


square watermelon

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 for the complete tutorial.

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Photos courtesy of Huffington Post.


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