On April 29, 120 square watermelons produced in Panama and designed in Japan were shipped to American markets.
The square watermelons have already reached Europe and it is hard to imagine that the quintessential summer fruit will be flying off shelves because it comes with a hefty price tag $75 (€56.41) for 6.8kg.
If you are interested in testing out your slowfood skills, try growing your own, as the square shape is attained by growing the watermelon is a square shape container, plus save nearly €50.
The DIY site Instructables.com offers nine steps to grow your very own square watermelon. It can take between 70-85 days to grow; so start planting this weekend to enjoy square watermelon at summer picnics.
For your nine-step set of instructions: http://www.instructables.com/id/Grow-a-square-watermelon