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Most Valuable Fruit Series: Ruby Roman Grapes

Despite their name, Ruby Roman Grapes are grown in Japan. Each grape comes in the size of a ping-pong ball, meaning that they are already set apart from other grapes out there. Each of these Japanese berries weights at least 20 grams, according to the local board of agriculture.

Combined with their brilliant red appearance, this means that a single bunch of these grapes can sell for $4,000 USD. As one of the most expensive fruits in the world, the Ruby Roman grapes are the most expensive. The grapes have been sold for a record of one million yen, approximately $8,200, or $315 per berry. The record-setting bunch of 26 Ruby Roman grapes was the highest-priced at the first auction in Kanazawa, smashing the previously held record of $4,000.

Ruby Roman Grapes

What makes the grapes so desirable?

The Ruby Roman is a special grape grown and marketed entirely in Ishikawa Prefecture, Japan. It has red colour and is about the size of a ping pong ball. Japan is the country where you can go and shop branded fruit and it is the rarity of this fruit that creates such a demand. The very first Ruby Roman grapes were sold during August 2008 for $910 per bunch weighing 700 grams. There are only 2,400 bunches per annum available.

At what price would you like to try the most expensive grapes?

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