Pair of melons auctioned for $25000

Pair of yubari melons fetched a record price of $25000 during the season’s first auction 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.

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.