Wednesday, September 14, 2011
What on God's good earth are these? Inventive photoshop work? Nope - these are all real fruit! Here's the snippet from Wikipedia:
"In Japan, farmers of the Zentsuji region found a way to grow cubic watermelons, by growing the fruits in glass boxes and letting them naturally assume the shape of the receptacle. The square shape was originally designed to make the melons easier to stack and store, but the square watermelons are often more than double the price of normal ones, and much of their appeal to consumers is in their novelty. Pyramid shaped watermelons have also been developed and any polyhedral shape may potentially also be used."
Also - shaped cucumbers.
Somehow I find this so, so wrong, yet I am tempted to try it myself. It's not GMO or a chemical alteration, merely a creative gardening "solution". Would you eat a geometric fruit?