Square watermelons gaining popularity in Japan, selling for up to $150

Posted at 7:06 AM, Aug 07, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-07 10:06:08-04

Square watermelons are gaining popularity in Japan.

Some salesmen said the watermelons were invented as an indoor ornament rather than fruit and last for about a month if kept at room temperature. 

They have become so popular though that people are paying up to $150 per watermelon to get their hands on one. 

Profit chasers around the world are now considering growing watermelons in other shapes such as hearts or pyramids to make money.