Japanese farmer grows world’s first heart-shaped watermelon
Japanese farmer Hiroichi Kimura from Kumamoto Prefecture has accomplished something quite unique with his life – and that is to grow the world’s first watermelon in the shape of a heart. Japanese square watermelons or those expensive black watermelons from Hokkaido seem so common now against Kimura’s unique 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.