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CAN: Squared Watermelons in Vancouver

CAN: Squared Watermelons in Vancouver

Urban Fare in Vancouver’s Coal Harbour sold square watermelons to those with deep pockets this summer. The watermelons were about a foot in length and width and come from Japan, where they’re grown in boxes to make them square. “The reason they are square is to save space,” explains Tyler Wynn, store manager at the Urban Fare. The novelty of having square watermelons during our heat wave has made for great fodder in the produce department, he adds. “Everyone asks if they taste like a regular watermelon. The answer is yes. People ask how they are grown and if they are genetically modified. The watermelons are not genetically modified.” The Urban Fare in Coal Harbour received 10 watermelons this summer and will order again next year. “A lot of people are using them at parties,” says Tyler. “It is quite a novelty.” (Source: theprovince.com)