People in Japan paying thousands to get Premium melons

London [UK], Mar.30 : What if you get to know about a melon that costs as much as a new car? According to a report in The Independent, the people of Japan are buying melons that cost as much as a new car.

This specific variety of melon is called the Yubari King and is actually a cross between two types of cantaloupe.

The fruit, only produced in a certain region can be named 'Yubari'. A pair of the premium cantaloupes has recently sold at auction for an astounding 21,500 GBP. That is over 10,000 GBP for one melon. The bidder who claimed the melons is a supermarket buyer in Hyogo Prefecture. "I wanted to return a favour to the farmers of Yubari, who help us every year," he said. The reason Yubari King melons are so expensive is reportedly due to their sweetness. The latest sale has been record-breaking, as previously Yubari melons were bought for no more than 19,000 GBP.

Source: ANI