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Growing trend: Fruit and vegetable moulds

Anyone with a fruit or vegetable garden is probably well aware that sometimes during the growing period crops can take on a mind of their own. 3-in-1 strawberries, funny looking carrots or misshaped zucchini are all normal occurrences. These shapes can happen unintentionally, but what if you had the ability to grow your best bounty in fun and interesting shapes on purpose.

Developed in China, specially designed plastic moulds are used to transform fruits and vegetables into a variety of shapes. From heart-shaped watermelons and star-shaped English cucumbers to even these Buddha-shaped pears.

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So how does it work? The plastic moulds are secured over the fruits and veggies in the early growing stages. Once the crop has fully matured and filled the mould, it’s removed to showcase the new shape.

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Transforming the fruit into something out of the ordinary, these moulds take playing with your food to a whole new level.

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My favourite would have to be the heart-shaped watermelon. It would definitely be a showstopper at any backyard barbecue or summer garden party.

So what do you think? Are these moulds going a little too far, or do you think they’re worth trying out?

Let me know, leave a comment below!

{Photos courtesy of Fruit Mould}

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