Would you buy a watermelon for USD$6100?
A rare type of watermelon -– the black Densuke, to be exact -– was auctioned off in northern Japan today for a record 650,000 yen (that’s USD$6,100). That makes it the most expensive watermelon ever sold in the country — and possibly in the world.
The 17-pound black melon is considered the cream of the crop, one of only 65 from the first harvest of the season. The fruit is grown only on the northern island of Hokkaido, adding to its value.
Incidentally, the first square watermelons come to do the same Japanese - that they were conveniently stored in the refrigerator.