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A pyramid-shaped watermelon from Hokkaido is seen in a supermarket in Tokyo Midtown on Saturday.

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That's cool. How do they grow it like that? Some sort of mold?

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Slick - yeah a metal / glass mold is used. Apparently it's supposedly labor intensive, but the molded melons aren't ripe enough for consumption - more for ornamental decoration.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2JNSpMhJLvg

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Yes, they use molds to grow the watermelons

http://www.instructables.com/id/Grow-a-square-watermelon/

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I have said it before and I will say it again, these high-end fruit are a great way to round out the investment portfolio. Real blue-chip stuff. In seven-to-eight years you will see a great return on these melons.

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Any Arabic speakers here? Does the sign say something like red watermelon pyramid?

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Any Arabic speakers here? Does the sign say something like red watermelon pyramid?

yes. it's written pyramids red melon. it doesn't make any sense in Arabic though. they probably just used google translate.

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actually it's written that it's not for sale

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