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The Yubari King Melon is considered one of the rarest and most luxurious fruits in Japan.  Some of the choicest of melon pairs are preserved only for auctions and the precious fruit has sold for as much as a whopping $26, 000 at auction.

Standard Yubari Melon in a normal Japanese departmental stores cost much less. Regular Yubari melon can be had for between $50 and $100 on average. This extremely tasty variant of melon is a result of a unique combination between two cantaloupe varieties.  This exotic fruit has turned this small Japanese city into an internationally recognized name. This special orange fleshed melon, also known as the “Yubari King” is prized for its extremely juicy natural sweetness as well as its perfectly shaped proportions.

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In a tradition that has been prevalent for decades, the melons are typically sold in perfectly matched pairs.  To bear the distinguished  “Yubari King Melon” name, these expensive melons must be grown in Yubari. Another interesting fact is that the small town produces only a limited number of these cult items each year, an act that contributes to the fruit’s super expensive price tag.

 

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