Most of the expensive fruits come from Japan, which has a long history of luxurious fruits. Of course, there are other countries producing rare and expensive fruits but Japan stands out among all other countries.
An English philosopher named John Stuart Mill once said, “All good things which exist are the fruit of originality.” Fruits are low in calories and are vital wellsprings of vitamins and starches like fiber and sugar.
But some fruits are not for everyone as they can cost a fortune due to their rareness. We have included some of the most expensive fruits with their maximum value on our list below.
Buddha-Shaped Pear ($10)
Buddha-shaped pear originated from China where farmers have perfected the art of growing pears inside Buddha-shaped plastic molds. These pears are rich in anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant nutrients just like any other pears. It costs about $10 dollars for each pear.
Sembikiya Queen Strawberries ($85)
The Sembikiya Queen strawberry is an uncommonly crossbred variety of strawberries that is grown in Japan. These strawberries look precisely similar to each other with no disfigurement. A pack of twelve of these strawberries costs you about $85.
Dekopon Citrus ($80)
Dekopon is the seedless variant of Mandarin oranges and has been produced since 1972. It is mainly grown in Japan. Only products with 1.0% citric level can be sold under the Dekopon trademark. Dekopon costs about $80 for a pack of six.
Sekai Ichi Apple ($20)
Sekai Ichi is a cultivar of apples which are initially grown in Japan. They orchards where they are grown are pollinated by hand using a tiny wand. They are later washed with honey and branded by hand to ensure they are blemish-free. It can cost you $21 per apple.
Square Watermelon ($800)
Japan is famous for its square watermelon when it comes to expensive fruits. This watermelon stands out among others due to its unique square shape. Most of these watermelons are not purchased to eat but to keep them as souveniers. A square watermelon can cost you around $800.
Pineapple from the Lost Garden of Heligan ($1,600)
Lost Garden of Heligan is one of the most iconic botanical spots in United Kingdom. The garden grows one of the best pineapple using natural fertilizers. Since, pineapple pits are not usually normal in Europe, this particular pineapple from Heligan is rare and has a value of more than $1,500 on market level. However, these beauties are not for sale yet and are consumed only by the staff working on the garden.
Taiyo no Tamago Mangoes ($3,000)
Taiyo no Tamago mangoes are also known as the ‘Egg of the Sun’ and are grown in Miyazaki prefecture in Japan. These mangoes are surprisingly common cultivar known as Irwin originating from Florida in 1940s. A pair of these mangoes can cost about $3,000.
Ruby Roman Grapes ($4,000)
The awesome Ruby Roman grapes are mainly grown in the Ishikawa prefecture in Japan. These grapes are also termed as table grapes and were first grown in the year 2008. A bunch of these grapes can cost you about $4,000.
Densuke Watermelon ($6,000)
Desuke watermelons are grown exclusively in Hokkaido, Japan in small batches. About 10,000 of them are grown every year and are famous for their essence of rarity. One of these watermelons can cost around $6,000 depending upon the exporting nation.
Yubari Melon ($23,000)
Yubari melon is the hybrid of two other cantaloupe cultivars and is grown only in Hokkaido, Japan. In Japan, Yubari melons are especially given as blessings. Some people are ready to pay thousands of dollars to get their hands on these melons. They always come in a pair of two and can cost you around $23,000 for each pair.