Japanese farmer grows first heart-shaped watermelon in the world

These days, farmer Hiroichi Kimura from Kumamoto Prefecture can wake up every morning with a smile knowing that he accomplished something quite unique with his life – and that is to grow the world’s first watermelon in the shape of a heart. We know that you might have heard of square watermelons – another product of Japanese ingenuity – or those expensive black watermelons from Hokkaido, but they seem so common now when you imagine Kimura’s watermelon shaped in the universal symbol for love.

Kimura’s heart watermelons are a product of years and years of research. And not only do they have that unique shape, Kimura’s heart watermelons also taste good, as his customers and even the farmer himself would testify. People say that the heart watermelons have a crunchy consistency that gives way to pleasantly sweet juices. Upon eating of the melon’s red flesh, one is left with a mellow sweet aftertaste that lingers on the palate. Kimura himself says that the taste was better than he had imagined. When asked what his motivation was for his dedicated work, Kimura’s answer is as simple as it is heartwarming. “I want my customers to eat something delicious,” Kimura explains.

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Source: japanpressdaily.com

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