A bunch of high-end grapes has fetched a record price of 11,000 dollars in the first auction of the year in Japan.
The auction of the “Ruby Roman” variety was held on Thursday in Kanazawa City, Ishikawa Prefecture, on the Sea of Japan coast.
A supermarket operator placed the highest bid. There are more than 30 grapes in the bunch, which weighs 900 grams. This means each grape is worth 35,000 yen, or 350 dollars.
Agricultural experts in the prefecture spent 14 years developing Ruby Roman. The variety has a very high sugar content and its grapes are more than three centimeters in diameter.
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