“Flying Pumpkins” Ready for Harvest

Japan in Video Society

Pumpkins hanging from trellised vines await harvesting at a farm in Naganuma, Hokkaidō. These aerial fruits have been dubbed “flying pumpkins” by Shinsei Shōji, the company in the nearby city of Iwamizawa that developed this unusual cultivation method. Compared with pumpkins that grow on the ground, the hanging variety have little deformation or discoloration, and they ripen to an attractive hue. (© Jiji.)

Hokkaidō Jiji Press fruit