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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 Instructables.com.

 

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 Instructables.com for the complete tutorial.

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Photos courtesy of Huffington Post.

 

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