USD920 for a bunch of premium grapes in Japan

A bunch of premium grapes were auctioned for 100,000 yen (~US$920) in Ishikawa Prefecture, Japan, on Monday (August 11). The bunch weighed around 700g and had 35 grapes, which converts to about $26 per grape.

These expensive grapes are a new variety called the Ruby Roman; nurtured by the Kaga Fruit Land in Ishikawa. It’s said to be the largest grapes in Japan, about 3cm in diameter. The average price for the Ruby Romans at Monday‚Äôs auction was about 27,000 yen ($248) per bunch. [via Nikkei]

Expensive Ruby Roman grapes from Ishikawa, JapanRuby Roman farmland in Ishikawa, Japan
The Ruby Roman grapes (Image from Rubyroman and Chunichi)

Check out some other expensive Japanese fruits… the Yubari cantaloupes and the Densuke watermelons.


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