Updated: Aug 23
Being popular for your melons goes to a whole new level when you're serving up one of the two most expensive watermelons in the world.
Baller Watermelon Cubes
Recently reports of square watermelons have been circulating the web, catching the attention of fancy food aficionados. Originally from Japan where space is limited, the fruit is literally grown from the vine in a square shape. A box is place around the still growing melon and through time it takes on the form of the box, making it easier to stack and store.
Fascinated by the geometric novelty, this trending fruit has spurred plenty of websites that explain how to do it yourself, or you can satisfy your cubist cravings quickly by tracking them down in specialty stores for around $200-$300, making it the second most expensive watermelon in the world.
Another gem from Japan, the black watermelon known as the Densuke watermelon is grown only on the northern island of Hokkaido. Known for it's coal-black rind and a delicately sweeter taste, this black beauty is part of just a single small crop which makes it a delicacy that as you might imagine comes at a pretty price.
Auctioned off for between $4000-$6000, it is the most expensive watermelon in the world. You might want to go ahead and swallow the seeds.