A Bunch of Grapes Is Sold for a Record-Breaking $10,000 in Japan

Vendors and buyers are willing to pay top dollar for seasonal varieties, especially the first of the season

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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