The World Is Brimming With Square-shaped Fruits That Bring Joy To People

Japanese square watermelons are sold by some fruit dealers in Hanoi at a high price of 4.5 million VND/fruit.Compared to the price of only about 10-20 thousand VND/kg, or about 40-100 thousand VND/fruit of Vietnamese watermelon, Japanese square watermelon is 45-112 times more expensive but is still popular among the rich in Hanoi. buy.

To turn watermelons from round to square, melon farmers in this archipelago had to use a long, 18cm wide metal mold to reshape the melon. Melons are often pressed into molds from a young age to shape them, then the molds must be constantly changed to match the fruit’s growth rate.

Even in Japan, the selling price of square watermelons is quite expensive. In particular, at times of scarcity, each square watermelon sold in Japan has a price ranging from 100-200 USD/fruit (2.3-4.6 million VND/fruit). In addition, the selling price of square watermelons in foreign markets is about 800 USD/fruit (about 18.6 million VND).

Each square apple costs up to 7 USD (equivalent to more than 150,000 VND). The person who developed the special square apple variety is Mr. Lee Chong Boun. With the support of the local agricultural center, it took Mr. Lee 5 years to grow and shape the first square apples.

In fact, this is a regular round apple, but during the development process, the apple was pressed into a plastic mold to have a square shape and had words engraved on it.


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