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Melon for the price of a car and a pear in the shape of Buddha: 7 of the most unusual and expensive fruits in the world

In California, Melissa's Produce sells Rubyglow pineapple for a whopping $395,99. This fruit is the result of 15 years of research. ForumDaily decided to talk about other special and expensive fruits.

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Fresh Del Monte produces a limited number of Rubyglow pineapples each year. Luxurious fruit retails for $395,99 at Melissa's Produce retail store in Southern California, reports KTLA.

The company produces only a few thousand expensive Rubyglow pineapples each year. Fresh Del Monte had a limited supply of them earlier this year.

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They were only available in China before this exotic was brought to the United States.

In recent years, consumers have become more interested in luxury fruits. If you think that the most expensive pineapple is sold in California, and a melon cannot cost as much as a new car, we are in a hurry to surprise you.

Pineapple from the Lost Gardens of Heligan

  • Price: $ 1600.

In England's Lost Gardens of Heligan, in Cornwall, pineapples are grown using an ancient Victorian method, reports Tea. The plants are kept in special pits similar to those used by 18th century gardeners. Horse manure, urine and hay are used as fertilizer. All of this stimulates a chemical reaction that allows pineapples to grow in cool climates. In fact, the fruits do not come into contact with the above-mentioned fertilizers.

Growing the fruit requires a lot of manual labor, so the price of pineapples in Cornwall is $1600 each. Moreover, at a charity auction it can reach up to $12. The fruits are called one of the most delicious grown outside the tropics; the royal family even feasted on them more than once.

Japanese sekai ichi apple

  • Price: $20 each.

One of the largest and most expensive apples in the world is the Japanese Sekai Ichi, which translates as “number one in the world.” The circumference of the fruit is about 40 cm, and the weight is a whole kilogram. Those who have tried it highly praise its taste. They say that it combines sweetness and slight sourness, and the pulp simply melts in your mouth.

You can buy such an apple in Japan for $15–$20. The price is due to the complex cultivation method. To produce the fruit, each apple tree is hand pollinated using tiny sticks. Afterwards, the tree is thinned out so that only a few fruits remain on it. This allows the apple trees to provide enough nutrients to the fruits so that they can develop to their characteristic large size. As the apples ripen, they are washed in honey, picked by hand and checked for defects, only the best ones being sold. Therefore, every season this variety appears on the market in limited quantities.

Royal melon yubari

  • Price: $22.

Melon for the price of a car comes from the Land of the Rising Sun, from the island of Hokkaido.

It is a hybrid of other sweet melons that is grown in greenhouses using volcanic ash.

Yubari is perfectly round, with a smooth skin, weighing at least 2,5 kg.

Growers leave part of the stem on the fruit to enhance the aesthetic appeal for their exclusive customers. The average price of such a melon is about $12 per piece. However, in 000, two of its fruits were sold at auction for $2019, becoming the most expensive fruits in the world.

Yubari is not widely available for sale, so even if you take out a loan, this does not mean that you will be able to buy it. Typically, royal melons are exchanged between members of the Japanese aristocracy at a traditional Buddhist and Taoist holiday - the Hungry Ghost Festival.

Square watermelon

  • Price: $ 800.

Square watermelons come from Japan. They take on a cube shape due to the fact that they are grown in boxes. However, apart from their appearance, there is nothing special about them.

They are just as sweet, juicy and refreshing as their round cousins, which can be purchased in almost any country. The square berries are sold in local supermarkets and have the same characteristics as traditional watermelons. For a fancy shape, the Japanese offer to pay from $200 to $800. In addition, watermelons are sold in the shape of hearts, pyramids and even human faces.

Mango taiyo-no-tamago

  • Price: $3000 for 2 fruits.

We return to Japan again, this time for Taiyo-no-tamago mango, which means “sunny eggs”. They are grown exclusively in Miyazaki Prefecture on the island of Kyushu. In 2017, two of these mangoes were sold at auction for a record $3744.

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The price is explained by the difficulties of growing fruits. Farmers surround each fruit with a small net. Thanks to it, sunlight falls on the peel from all sides, giving it a ruby ​​color. The taste of this mango is soft, very sweet and tart. It is often compared to candy.

Pear in the form of a Buddha figurine

  • Price: $10-$15.


The Buddha-shaped pears are the creation of Chinese farmer Gao Xinjian, who spent six years perfecting them in Hebei Province, China. To make the fruit look like Buddha, the farmer placed unripe pears in special fiberglass molds. The result is an unusual fruit that is believed to bring good luck and happiness.

Now one such cute pear costs about $10–$15. It is very popular because of its shape, although its taste is not particularly different from its classic, inexpensive relatives.

Citrus decopon

  • Price: $8–$10 each.

Dekopon (a hybrid of the Japanese kiyomi fruit and the Chinese honey orange) was developed in 1972. Many to this day consider it the best citrus in the world. It has no seeds or white mesh inside, is much juicier, sweeter and larger than standard oranges and is perfect for a hot summer day.

Growing decopon is a long and labor-intensive process. Trees begin to bear fruit only four years after planting. As citrus fruits grow, they become so delicate that they require constant care and protection from the sun. Like other premium Japanese fruits, dekopon fruits are strictly measured for size and sugar content. Only the best of them go on sale.

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