TOP 5 EXPENSIVE FRUITS IN THE WORLD
- YUBARI KING MELON ($23,000 per piece)
Yubari King Melon is a Melon variety. Its scientific name is Cucumis melo ‘Yubari King’. This fruit grows annually, which means plant takes a single year to grow and finish its lifecycle.
This fruit grows for a height of 11.7 inches. It is mainly cultivated in the greenhouses in yubari, Japan. The fully matured Yubari Melon is perfectly round and with smooth rind. This fruit requires a good maintenance for a successful grow. In a standard Japanese department stores, Yubari melon costs between $50 and $100. This orange-fleshed melon is prized for its juicy sweetness as well as its beautiful proportions.
- DENSUKE WATERMELON ($6,100 per piece)
Densuke watermelon is a variant of watermelon. It is a rare type of watermelon and is different from the normal watermelon. The ‘Densuke’ watermelon has round fruit up to 11 kg (24 lb). The rind is black with no stripes or spots.
This watermelon grows mainly in the island of Hokkaido, Japan. In Hokkaido Island, 10,000 watermelons are produced every year. The Japanese says that these watermelons are not the same as normal watermelons; it has a different level of sweetness. Black densuke normally grows to a max height of 1.46 feet. This fruit requires moderate amount of maintenance. The average selling price is generally around 25,000 yen ($250).
- RUBY ROMAN GRAPES ($4,000 per bunch)
Ruby Roman Grapes is a variety of table grapes. It is red in color and has a size of ping-pong ball, which usually bigger than normal grapes. It is mainly grown and marketed in Ishikawa Prefecture, Japan. These ruby roman grapes are known as the most expensive variety of grapes.
This expensive grapes have high sugar content of at least 18 percent and does not show up to the markets unless each grape weighs at least 20 grams. A grape can be classified as a Ruby Roman if it meets certain conditions such as, its weight (at least 20 grams), sugar concentration (18%) and physical appearance (perfectly shaped with a cherry tomato- red hue).
- TAIYO-NO-TAMAGO MANGOES ($3,662 per box of 2)
Taiyo-no-Tamago mangoes are also known as Egg of the Sun. This fruit got this name because they have a shape of big Eggs. This Egg shaped fruit is most likely found in Japan and some small parts of North America.
This fruit is really soft and rich with an exceptional sweetness. A mango is said to be Taiyo-no-Tamago if each fruit must weigh at least 350 grams and have a high sugar content. The Egg of the Sun Company refuses to sell any single one that is over 350 grams and isn’t packed with high sugar content. These are the most exotic of any kind of fruit in Japan, and well worth their price.
- PINEAPPLES PIT ($1,600 per piece)
Pineapples Pit is actually a method of growing pineapples in colder climates. The pineapples grown in this method are costly, rare and exotic. This type of cultivation is mainly seen in UK. The lost Gardens of Heligan is one such garden that cultivates these costly pineapples using pineapples pit method of cultivation.
An original pineapple pit was implemented in lost Gardens of Heligan in 1993 by John Nelson, John Chamberlain, and Peter Thoday. Heligan’s gardeners hope to add to the 40 plants currently housed in the pit, and expect more regular crops in coming years because of a better supply of manure.