Farmers in Japan are growing heart-shaped mandarin oranges with a little extra love -- and a bizarre triangular contraption.
Video shows farmers in Yawatahama fastening select oranges inside the wood and metal tube mechanism. The fruit is then grown to fit a V-shape on the bottom and a twice-rounded top. Voila! A heart! Amazing!
Here is what this monumental achievement of engineering looks like:
The farmers tell NTV that they had about a 60 percent success rate with the method last year, yielding approximately 250 heart-shaped oranges. They hope this will help them sell more oranges.
One thing is for sure: Heart-shaped citrus will go over way better with your signfificant other than a square watermelon this Valentine's Day.