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Ingenious Fruit Design: Pentagon Oranges, From Japan, Bred to Never Roll Away

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ALERT THE NSA:  SUSPICIOUS MILITARY-INSPIRED DESIGN RAISES THREAT LEVEL FROM JAPANESE FRUIT-TERROR CAMPAIGN’S SECRET CITRUS-ENGINEERING HEADQUARTERS

RocketNews24  reports:

From creepy pears in the shape of a baby to heart-shaped and watermelons, Japan has the market cornered on unusually shaped fruit. Now we’ve come across a five-sided orange produced in Ehime Prefecture

Pentagon oranges and their happy inventors.

Pentagon oranges and their happy inventors.

The pentagon-shaped iyokan, a Japanese citrus fruit similar to an orange or mandarin, were grown by the Hizuchi Tachibana 4H Club. Not only do they have a unique shape, the fruits have a cute play-on-words name, as goukaku iiyokan can mean “pentagon iyokan citrus” and “to have a good feeling about passing” depending on the Chinese characters used…

The idea was conceived five years ago and it took a full three years for a successful crop of pentagon oranges to be produced. Farmers must carefully encase each fruit in a mold, which presses up against the fruit as it grows to form the pointed sides…

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2 Comments on “Ingenious Fruit Design: Pentagon Oranges, From Japan, Bred to Never Roll Away”

  1. […] Pundit from another Planet ALERT THE NSA: SUSPICIOUS MILITARY-INSPIRED DESIGN RAISES THREAT LEVEL FROM JAPANESE FRUIT-TERROR […]


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