By: Mayuri Chowdhury, The North-Eastern Chronicle
Visual by: Kunal Kaustav Duwarah
Some fruits are really expensive and come with a hefty price tag. But certain fruits are really expensive and can cost upto a hundred dollars for a few pairs. The causes of the hefty price tag is due to various reasons like seasons, taste, human labour and many more. So let’s check out world’s top 5 expensive fruits and what makes them pricey and luxurious.
World’s 5 most expensive fruits
Dekopon Citrus is a sweet seedless combination of citrus and orange.They were first grown in 1972 and are highly regarded for their sweetness and considered by many to be the best oranges in the world. This particular fruit is grown and sold in Japan. They come in six packs and are sold for $80, so they are not the fruits you bought with the change you left behind when you bought them. Make sure your wallet is installed and ready.
We all know that pineapples are not grown in Europe, and the climate in the UK is not very suitable for the growth of pineapple. But this is only half right. Pineapple grows in Europe, and the climate in England is suitable for growing pineapples. With the help of humans, the Lost Garden in Heligan, Cornwall, England is the last place to grow pineapples in Europe. This is a pineapple pit, the kind used by Victorian gardeners in the 18th century. The technology involves a lot of fresh feces and hay soaked in urine, used to heat the holes for growing pineapples, and a lot of heavy manual labor.
The meaning of this particular mango means “egg of the sun” and they are the result of fruit picking perfection. You need to have green fingers to grow these beauties!! Taiyo no Tamago Mangoes require that high sugar content mangoes of more than 350 grams per grain be selected. After the first harvest of each year, the fruits are sold at auctions at a hefty price per pair. The record to date is $ 3,000. We hear they taste a lot better than usual.
Yubari King Melon is a hybrid of the other two melons, it originated from the aforementioned island of Hokkaido and got its name from the Yubari greenhouse on the island. These melons have a perfectly round and smooth skin, leaving some stems at the top to improve their beauty. They are very soft and sweet, and are used as gifts during the Ghost Festival in the traditional Buddhist and Taoist festivals. Although the average price of each melon is now US$12,000, in 2008, two of them were sold at a high price of US$30,000, making them the most expensive fruits in the world.
Ruby Roman grapes from Japan make a comeback on this crazy list. Planted in Ishikawa Prefecture and named after a referendum in 2008, they are the most expensive grapes you can buy. The selection process involves verifying that each grape has more than 20 grams and 18% sugar content. If they exceed 30 grams and the grape bunches weigh more than 700 grams, they will be selected as a premium category.
So these are the top 5 fruits that are unique in nature and luxurious in so many ways. So what types of exotic/expensive fruits have you tried?!