While the Northeast peach shortage might have us shelling out more than usual for peaches, it’s nothing compared to what people in Japan are willing to pay for high-end fruit — especially the first of the season.
A bunch of Ruby Roman grapes were sold for a record-breaking 1.1 million yen ($10,900), the most expensive single bunch of grapes sold at a wholesale auction in Japan, reported Global News. Ruby Romans, grown in the Ishikawa Prefecture, must weigh at least 20 grams and have a sugar content of at least 18 percent, detailed Grub Street.
There was also a 3 million yen ($30,000) winning bid on two melons.
Shop owners and buyers alike place large bids on seasonal varieties in order to lure customers or to have as “edible trophies,” and there is a level of prestige of owning the first of the season.
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