One may not think of this breakfast fruit as something that is considered to be for the wealthy only but a pair of cantaloupe has recently sold in Japan for 2.5 million yen, which is just over $22,000 USD. This pair of melons comes from the Yubari region which is known for having some of the sweetest and juiciest cantaloupes on earth. Before this industry hit it big in this area it was a mining town but it has recently gone bankrupt.
The sale of these melons at Japan’s Sapporo City Central Wholesale Markets may help the local economy. This was the location of the auction, which featured over one hundred Yubari melons. This pair was definitely of the highest value and was sold to the owner of a neighboring seafood lunchbox and souvenir shop.