Thursday, October 02, 2008

Square Watermelons
Just a little botanical information on this fall morning. The farmers in the southern Japanese town of Zentsuji are growing square watermelons. They force the watermelons to grow into a square shape by placing the melons in square glass cases while on the vine.

This method of producing square watermelons has practical applications.

A fat, round watermellon can take up a lot of room in a refrigerator, and the usually round fruit often sits awkwardly on refrigerator shelves. The square watermelons are the exact dimensions of the Japanese refrigerators, allowing full grown watermelons to fit conveniently and precisely onto refrigerator shelves.

Just thought you would like to know!


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