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Japanese square watermelons are ornamental plants and are not edible.

Japanese square watermelons are ornamental plants and are not edible

Unfortunately, square watermelons are more decorative than they are tasty. The melons are harvested before they are ripe, making them pretty much inedible. In Japan, it's customary to give high-end fruits as gifts, so these watermelons make great presents for special occasions.

Two reasons actually. First, the square watermelons are easier to stack, which makes them easier to ship. Second, and perhaps most ingeniously, with space being an issue in crowded areas of Japan, the square watermelon is designed to fit perfectly inside smaller Japanese refrigerators.

Square or cube watermelons are watermelons grown into the shape of a cube. Cube watermelons are common in Japan, but they are purely ornamental and are often very expensive, with prices as high as $100.

This watermelon is not for eating and it sells for $150 in Japan as a household decoration. Despite the popularity of square watermelons, their origins are unclear. Japanese media says that they were invented 30 years ago when a farmer made them with 18-centimeter molds. The mold made them easier to store.

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