An unusual pyramid-shaped watermelon has drawn attention from customers in a department store here.
The watermelon measures about 25 centimeters high and is priced at 52,500 yen. It was grown by a farmer in the town of Tsukigata in Hokkaido, by placing it in a specially-shaped plastic shell and hanging upside down.
Sixteen of the pyramid-shaped watermelons have been shipped to shops across the country, including the Iwataya department store in Fukuoka. The watermelon on sale at Iwataya for ornamental use will reportedly keep for another month, since it is not ripe.
via Fruit fetishists given chance to pick up pyramid-shaped watermelon for princely 52,000 yen – The Mainichi Daily News.