Melons in Japan

Japanese melons are something special. We don’t know why, but the Japanese have an exquisite taste for all things melon and have dedicated quite a bit of time and resources into creating and growing the cream of the crop, the best of melons, the elite melon aristocracy. So how about we round up some of the most interesting and appetizing of all of them, and compile them into a brief list of Japan’s watermelons? That’s exactly what we’ve already done. Check them out for yourself!

Square Watermelons

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Who let Minecraft Steve handle the crops? There’s actually an incredibly practical reason for growing square watermelons in Japan: There just isn’t that much room; not on the ground and not in the fridge. Cubes being much more room-efficient than spheres, someone was bound to create a cubic watermelon sooner or later.