Grotesque gourds?

In a way, artists are like Dr. Frankenstein, creating their unique vision out of so many assorted parts.

Tony Dighera, a California farmer, has taken his creations one step further: molded melons. He first experimented with growing a square watermelon, popular in Asia for its ability to stack. Now, he has perfected the “pumpkinstein,” a gourd grown in a plastic mold shaped with the face of the Frankenstein monster. These jocular jack-o-lanterns come with a collector’s price tag: about $100 a piece.     —Diane Richard, writer, October 15

Image: Monica Almeida/The New York Times

Source: Jennifer Medina, “It’s Alive! And It Grows Into a Jack-o’-Lantern,” The New York Times, October 12, 2014