Pair of melons auctioned for $25000

Pair of yubari melons fetched a record price of $25000 during the season’s first auction at at the Sapporo City Central Wholesale Markets in Sapporo’s Chuo-ku. The brokers did expect Yubari melons would obtain a high price, but didn’t expect the figure to be this high. The auctioned amount is to support Yubari, financially struggling Hokkaido city where the namesake premium melons are grown.

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The pair of melons, which weigh 3.9 kilograms in total, fetched the record price of 2.5 million yen after 100 melons were put up for auction.