The Yubari melons are very rare and are a unique cross between two types of cantaloupe that can only be produced in northern Japan’s Yubari region.

Try one of the most expensive fruits in the world  (Kanen.com)

Yubari cantaloupes are one of the most expensive fruit in the world auctioning at around $13,500 per melon in 2017.

The Yubari melons are very rare and this specific variety in question is called the “Yubari King,” a unique cross between two types of cantaloupe that can only be produced in northern Japan’s Yubari region. A top-grade melon is to be perfectly round and have an exceptionally smooth rind.

The Yubari melons are very rare and this specific variety in question is called the “Yubari King,” a unique cross between two types of cantaloupe that can only be produced in northern Japan’s Yubari region  (Amazon)

Price of Yubari King Melon

Normally the Yubari King melon costs around $50 to $100 a fruit. You’re probably wondering why anyone in their right mind would shell out that much cash for a pair of fruits? Yubari King melons gain their hefty price tag from their renowned sweetness. It is usually bought as a gift to a loved one and not an everyday fruit to be eaten due to its price.

It is usually bought as a gift to a loved one and not an everyday fruit to be eaten due to its price.  (Pinterest)

How is it grown?

The Yubari King is a cantaloupe cultivar farmed in greenhouses in Yūbari, Hokkaido, a small city close to Sapporo. The fruit is a hybrid of two other cantaloupe cultivars: Earl’s Favourite and Burpee’s “Spicy” Cantaloupe.

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A portion of the stem, which is snipped with scissors, is left on top for aesthetic appeal.

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