Unnatural Fruits Of Japan

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I must have spent too much time in Japan, because the last time I passed my local Super Expensive Fruit Store (where they always ask if you’d like your purchase gift wrapped!), I actually found myself wishing I’d been invited somewhere that would require a gift of produce that’s as pricey as a good bottle of champagne. I badly wanted to appear on someone’s doorstep with this square watermelon!

Of course, at first I was suspicious that it was a scary new experiment in genome tampering, but it turns out they just grow them in molds! In fact, this dominatrix-like fruit training isn’t confined to watermelons! Check out the Deco Cucumber:

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Want!

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Lace that cuke into this veggie version of whalebone stays, and in about ten days, voila! Star shaped salad fixin’s!

Jonelle Patrick is the author of the Only In Tokyo mystery series, now out for the first time in paperback!

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