Watermelon for $3781 anyone?

On June 12th, in Sapporo city, Hokkaido the first auction for black skin watermelons were held and a black skin watermelon was sold for 300,000 yen (that’s about $3781 in yesterdays currency exchange). I’ve never had black skin watermelon but according to FNN news (Fuji TV) that reported this, it has higher sugar content so it’s very sweet compared to normal watermelons.  But back in 2008 at the same auction, a black watermelon was sold for $6100!!!!! Possibly recorded as the most expensive watermelon.  So I guess this year’s $3781 was a good bargain?? haha

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News source- http://www.fnn-news.com/news/headlines/articles/CONN00225261.html

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