Monday, May 19, 2008
Clever. Those Japanese Farmers!
My friend Suzi Kittson of Wausau, Wisconsin, sent me this series of photographs of a new method of growing watermelons employed by Japanese farmers.
Ordinary round or oblong melons take up a lot of room in your refrigerator. Room is at a premium in Japan so it only seems right that they would come up with a way to save room in your refrigerator!
Since a round watermelon can take up a lot of room in a refrigerater and the usually round fruit often sits awkwardly on refrigerator shelves, smart Japanese Farmers have forced their watermelons to grow into a square shape by inserting the melons into square, tempered glass cases while the fruit is still growing on the vine.
Think they still sound the same when you "thump" them??