$6400 for a handful of grapes

Posted on by Jeffrey

Ishikawa Chapter of Japan Agricultural Cooperative

For those that don’t know, fruit can be ridiculously expensive in Japan. According the the Wall Street Journal a small box of the specially cultivated grapes sold for a record $6400. The grapes above to be classified as Ruby Roman, must weight at least 20 grams per grape and contain at least 18% sugar content. That classification is one of the reason’s for the “mark-up.”

In Japan where fruit is a common and serious gift, fruit baskets or just individually wrapped pieces of fruit can get pretty expensive. It is both a sign of Japanese exclusivity and overindulgence.

$6.51 for an individually boxed strawberry

$109.42 for one mango

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