The Japanese have perfected a more refrigerator- friendly watermelon--for $80 a square. Stateside,a Pennsylvania entrepreneur is offering an e-book on HOW TO GROW YOUR OWN SQUARE WATERMELONS.
He's selling it for $19.95 Could 2008 be the year when we are all sitting around with square watermelons?
The Japanese decided to try growing a square watermelon because Japanese grocery stores and home refrigerators are much smaller than their American counterparts and they wanted a more Japanese compatible watermelon.
I imagine the American entrepreneur decided to grow a square watermelon because it looks fun,will be a real conversation starter at the family reunion, and he's hoping that his e-book will sell a few copies.
In a year of insane food prices the grow your own square watermelon might just be the thing to bring a smile to stressed out Americans who will look at the garden and cheer up when they see this square where an oval really should be.
If I had a yard, I'd try growing a square watermelon...just because. Hey, and even though our refrigerators might be bigger than Japanese models,I have never had a refrigerator big enough for a watermelon. Even the half watermelons take up too much room.
For the past several years I have been buying the pre-cut version. However, given the higher cost of everything seeing the potential of the square watermelon has inspired me: I will cut my own this summer watermelon up this summer and instead of making watermelon balls I plan to cut them into lovely mini watermelon squares