Eating fruits and vegetables have been a part of our daily routine for as long as we can remember. Childhood memories of your parents trying to feed you as much greens and fruits as they can to give proper nutrients to a growing child. From apples, strawberries, grapes, bananas, and the like, there are many staple fruits that one can easily by at the supermarket. These probably won’y cost you much because produce like these come in bulk. However, who would have thought that there are fruits that will cost more than a month’s rent? Here are the top 10 most expensive fruits in the world in no particular order.
10. Buddha Shaped Pears
Now who wouldn’t want a buddha shaped pear. It’s a phenomenon between the spiritual and the technological world. This beauty costs around nine ($9) each and they are absolutely delicious. With extensive molding and painting, the final result may just be their most interesting product in the show. It is rumored to give immortality to those who eats this fruit. But that is only in the legends, however.
9. Dekopon Citrus
If you are a big fan of citrus fruits, then this is a fun fruit to try. Although it can be a bit pricey, it is still worth the taste, even just once. With a huge size of softballs, the Dekopon Citrus is a fruit that will surprise you with its distinct flavor. For a pack of six, it will cost you eighty dollars ($80).
8. Sekai Ichi Apples
These artistic and beautiful apples are the pride of Japan. It is the most expensive apple in the world, starting off at twenty one dollars per apple. These apples are delicacies in Japan and they are grown to perfection. These apples are regarded as the best in the world because of its taste and texture. In fact, it’s English translation is actually “World’s Number One”. It definitely is the number one apple in the world without a doubt.
7. Square Watermelon
One thing about the iconic square watermelon is that its growth has been disturbed. Although it makes no sense why would anyone want to change the shape of a fruit, to each his own. These stunning decorative worthy fruits come in at around eight hundred dollars per watermelon. As usual, these watermelons grow in Japan, the country where fruits are more expensive than designer brand clothing.
6. Sembikiya Queen Strawberries
Strawberries are perfect for any season because of their sour yet sweet distinctive flavor. It’s taste is both refreshing and intriguing. But what happens if a pack of strawberries would cost at around eighty five dollars, would you still buy it? The Sembikiya Queen Strawberry is known for their perfection. Same size, same shape, same color, same taste. It is all about uniformity, which is why they get so expensive. They only pick the best ones.
5. Taiyo no Tamago Mangoes
Once you see the color, you will know right away that these red mangoes cost a lot more than you think. Often nicknamed as the Egg of the Sun because of it’s egg shape, this mango costs around three thousand dollars per pair. Let us repeat it again so that it will sink it, $3000 just for a pair of mangoes. Japan must really have some amazing fertilizer for these fruits to cost so much.
4. Pineapple from Cornwall, England
With Japan as a tough contender, England does not fall behind with their own expensive rendition of pineapples. It is grown in the Lost Gardens of Heligan and costs around a thousand and six hundred dollars per pineapple. That is a lot of money for a fruit that can disappear within a few minutes. These delicious fruits are rare in Europe but at the same time, they are a favorite to those who can afford it.
3. Ruby Roman Grapes
Ruby Roman Grapes are grown in the beautiful country of Japan, a country that will be mentioned in the last two fruits in this list. They must be doing something right because grapes that cost four grand for one bunch is ridiculously expensive. Starting at twenty six dollars ($26) per grape, a bunch costs around four thousand dollars ($4000). That is a lot of money just for a bunch of grapes. Their huge size can be compared to the small balls used for ping pong.
2. Densuke Watermelon
Who would have thought that watermelon could cost so much. Japan is definitely a place where fruits are luxury items. The Densuke Watermelon costs around six thousand and one hundred dollars each ($6100). You heard that right, for each fruit, it costs three times the monthly rent of a New York studio apartment. Now that is something. It’s unique black rind and huge size makes it a popular food to eat of the rich and the elite.
1. Yubari Melon
Regarded as a status symbol, this fruit costs a whopping twenty-three thousand dollars ($23,000). That is a pretty steep price for a pair of fruits. This magnificent hybrid can only be found in Japan. As you can see in the picture above, it has a pinkish skin and an orange colored inside which is the melon itself. This fruit is often sent as a gift. Now who would want to spend thousands of dollars just for a melon.