Japanese Farmer Hiroichi Kimura Learns How To Grow Heart-Shaped Watermelon

Posted May 20, 2009

Hiroichi Kimura and his wife are farmers that have learned how to grow watermelons that are in the shape of hearts.  In the past it was discovered how to make box-shaped watermelons, but this is a new concept.

The couple have even started selling them for 15,750 Japanese yen ($165) at the Iwataya Department Store in Fukuoka.  To learn how to grow the fruit in this shape, it took about three years to perfect.  The Kimuras are planning to ship 20 of these heart-shaped fruits for the first time this year and may send more out next year.

[via Asahi.com/Gizmodo]