Now There's No End to the Shapes of Your Fruit
If you are looking for a unique way to say “I Love you”, then look no further than a heart-shaped watermelon or apple. The wacky concept of molding fruits into strange shapes comes to you from the Fruit Mould Co., Ltd. The company, based in Suzhou, Jiangsu, in eastern China describe their mission as “Fruit Mould Co., Ltd specializes in creating one of a kind, high-quality fruit and vegetable molds to transform regular fruits into wacky and weird shapes that you've never seen before.” The company can create a custom mold or you can choose from any of their popular designs. Heart and square-shaped watermelons are a hit, as well as holiday-themed molds like skulls for Halloween.
You can order the molds from their website and try your hand at some custom shape farming at home. All you need to do is place the mold over the stem of the fruit as it begins to grow and the fruit will grow within the confines of the mold creating the exact shape. The company has even designed molds that will imprint a word into the fruit.
The molds are available on the company's website for between $20 and $50 USD. The website gives some pretty detailed instructions on how to use the molds. It seems the most crucial thing is putting some sort of paper between the mold and the fruit to prevent the fruit getting too hot from the sun. It is also important to remove the mold as soon as the fruit has filled the mold to stop the fruit from continuing to grow and breaking the plastic.
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