People love watermelon, but their shape is a pain. They roll around in the fridge or on the counter. People have been struggling with the problem for years. Attempting to cut the watermelon can be dangerous and difficult, if you haven't learned proper watermelon cutting techniques.
An innovative farmer on the island of Shikoku off the southwestern coast of Japan came up with a solution to the watermelon dilemma. He came up with the idea to make cube shaped watermelons that would easily fit in the refrigerator and be stored. Farmers grew the watermelons in glass boxes and the fruit automatically assumed the same shape.
Today the cubed melons are grown, hand-picked, and shipped all over Japan. The special melons are more partial to the wealthy and fashion conscious citizens of Tokyo and Osaka, Japan. Each melon sells for 10,000 yen, which equals to about $83 per watermelon! It is double or triple the amount of a normal watermelon in Japan.