Hiroichi Kimura Grows World’s First Heart Shaped Watermelon
Get ready for food from the heart. Hiroichi Kimura, a farmer from Kumamato Prefecture in Japan, has finally cultivated the world’s first heart-shaped watermelon. Take a sneak peek into how this uniquely shaped watermelon was molded into the universal symbol of love.
Challenged by his neighbor to turn his standard round watermelons into the shape of a heart, Kimura read through books and pamphlets day and night, researching growing techniques, the ideal cultivation method, soil conditions, atmospheric temperature, and moisture levels for his heart watermelons. Although developing the heart-shaped mold was a long process of trial and error that often ended in failure for several years, Kimura’s continued will and determination to complete this challenge pushed him to grow the world’s first heart-shaped watermelon until he finally succeeded.
However, the shape of Kimura’s heart watermelons isn’t the only thing special about them. According to Rocket News 24, these watermelons have a crunchy consistency that gives way to pleasantly sweet juices, while a mellow sweetness lingers on the palate.
“I want my customers to eat something delicious,” commented Kimura. The passion he put into completing this particular challenge continues to push him to research and develop new, delicious varieties of watermelon. What will Kimura come up with next?
What other unique shapes of watermelons would you like to see?