Would you pay $6,100 for just one watermelon? At 17 lbs, that works out to almost $360 per lb! Well, somebody recently did in Japan. He bid and won a rare, black Densuke watermelon at an auction. According to the Associated Press (AP), this is the most expensive watermelon ever sold in Japan and is possibly a world record breaker too. Densuke watermelons are usually pricey but in the $188- $283 range.
Densuke watermelon are rare because they are only grown on the northern island of Hokkaido. The black melon was the best of the crop. According to a Japanese spokesman for the Tohma Agricultural Cooperative, what made this one special was the unusual black skin and unparalleled taste. He was quoted by AP, "It's a watermelon, but it's not the same." We will have to take his word for it.
$6,100 Black Melons
More Stats +/-
Contactless Donation Screens
Pressure-Sensitive Sleep Trackers
Makeup-Melting Facial Cleansers
Nostalgic Roller Sneakers
Turbocharged Compact Cars
Free 2018 Report & eBook
Get the top 100 trends happening right NOW -- plus a FREE copy of our award-winning book.
Our Research Methodology
This article is one of 350,000 experiments. We use crowd filtering, big data and AI to identify insights.
Rare Japanese Densuke Watermelon
- By: PearlJun 12, 2008