When life gives you lemons, combine them with melons and make an all-new Frankenfruit.
Japanese farmers are now selling Lemon Melons that were grown across five farms in the city of Furano.
According to its creators at Suntory, the Lemon Melon “is characterized by its strong sweetness with a slight acidity that makes it look like a lemon.”
The round apple-sized fruit’s exterior has the yellowness of a lemon, as well as the resemblance of a smaller watermelon without its dark green stripes.
“The juicy, white-meat melon is a delicious taste that you will never get tired of enjoying,” Suntory claimed.
“If you cut it and chill it well before eating it, the balance of sourness and sweetness will stand out even more. A perfect reward dessert for hot summer with refreshing acidity.”
But the bitter truth is that Lemon Melons aren’t easy peasy lemon squeezy to get your hands on.
Only 3,800 Lemon Melons will be sold in Sapporo, Hokkaido, through to the end of August.
HBCNews reports that just one of the small fruits is selling for $23.30.
The outlet also filmed people trying the fruit for the first time.
“It’s really refreshing. I like it,” one person claimed.
Another added: ‘It has a good balance of sweet and sour. It would be the perfect fruit for a hot day. Can I try another one?”
How the farmers exactly created the Lemon Melon is unclear, but generally, crop hybrids are often made using techniques like cross-pollination.
That process includes applying applying pollen from one flower to the reproductive part of another.
The Post has contacted Suntory for more information.
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