If you thought cubic watermelons were over-the-top, you’ll love the limited edition heart-shaped cucumbers that are being grown by an agricultural coop in Fukushima through October only. These romantic cukes are being distributed at fancy supermarkets in Tokyo and as specially ordered wedding gifts at ceremonies throughout the country.
The cucumbers cost 300 yen each (about $2.50)—they’re not really heart-shaped per se, but when you cut it into slices, you’ll get a heart-shaped cross-section.
So how do they do it?
"With love," an agricultural cooperative official told Mainichi. Check back for the more detailed answer, I’ll have to do some reporting first. Or if any of you know, please leave a comment.