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Hip To Be Square

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Square watermelons sit at a transshipment point of a Japan Agricultural Cooperatives branch in Zentsuji, Kagawa Prefecture. The ornamental fruit’s shipments have just begun with about 420 watermelons to be sent mainly to department stores in the Keihanshin and Kanto regions through mid-July. Farmers place the shimao variety of watermelon, which bears large fruit, in a reinforced plastic case when it becomes as big as 10 centimeters in diameter. It eventually grows into the cubic shape measuring 18 centimeters on each side.

via The Japan News

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