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The 10 most expensive fruits in the world

What do you estimate is the most expensive fruit in the world and how much does it cost? The list of the most exclusive fruits in the world can be found here.

What some people spend on a certain fruit is really sensational. Several thousand euros are not uncommon. The fruits are then no normal supermarket goods, but individual pieces in perfection. In other cultures, such as Japan, these are almost a status symbol, especially when the exclusive fruits are given away. But the expensive fruit doesn't just have to be visually convincing. The highest demands are also made in terms of taste, especially in terms of sweetness and acidity. We have compiled the top 10 most expensive fruits in the world for you below.

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10. Buddha pear

Visually a real eye-catcher: a pear in the seated figure of Buddha! This particular pear comes from China, where a farmer named Hao came up with the idea of ​​enclosing young pears in plastic cases in the shape of seated Buddhas. As they grow, they fill every gap in the clear plastic jar. According to some Chinese gourmets, eating the fruit gives you immortality. We're not entirely sure if immortality can be bought for as little as $ 9, because that's the price of this particular fruit.

9. Sekai Ichi apple

If you think that this apple in the picture actually looks quite ordinary, almost like the goods from the local supermarket, then you will notice at the latest when looking at the price that this apple is something special after all. This rarity from northern Japan costs a whopping US $ 21 each. However, these apples, weighing up to one kilo, are also significantly larger and heavier than their normal relatives.

8. Dekopon

This citrus fruit is something very special and is considered the most delicious citrus fruit in the world. Native to Japan, it has been bred there since 1972 and is only found there to this day. The Dekopon are larger than normal oranges or mandarins and have no seeds. Expect around $ 80 for a box of six fruits.

7. Sembikiya Queen strawberry

The sight of this fruity beauty can only make your mouth water. The perfect shape and color of this queen of strawberries make it a real delicacy in Japan. A packet of these fruits (with 12 perfect strawberries) costs a whopping 85 US dollars.

6. Square watermelon

No, this watermelon is not from a cartoon. In Japan, the land of exclusive fruits, these melons grow in all seriousness in prefabricated, square shapes so that the fruit also accepts them in the end. However, you have to be able to pay for this special appearance first - with 800 US dollars you can also become a proud owner, because these fruits have also been exported abroad since 2014.

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5. Pineapple from the Lost gardens of Heligan

Guess where this exclusive pineapple grows. You probably didn't have Cornwall in Great Britain in mind, but it's still home to this special pineapple. Incidentally, this is also the only place in all of Europe where pineapples are grown. The fact that the plant allows such exotic fruits to ripen in a not exactly tropical place like in England is allegedly due to the horse urine with which the plants are supplied, among other things. One of the rare fruits is said to cost up to $ 1,000.

4. Taiyo no Tamago Mango

Translated, this mango is called "Egg of the Sun", which is due to its shape. And this exotic also comes from Japan, but is now also bred in the USA. You can only get the original in Japan and you'd have to pick up $ 3,000 per copy to taste the sweetness of this mango.

3. Ruby Roman grapes

Of course, the most expensive grapes in the world - you guessed it - also come from Japan. A grape is almost the size of a ping-pong ball and there are around 30 of the small fruits on a vine. Prices vary, in 2011 a bunch of the grapes was auctioned for over 5,000 euros.

2. Densuke watermelon

Weighing twenty-four pounds is arguably different from traditional watermelons. No more than 10,000 of the fruits are grown in Japan annually. In terms of price, this melon is almost at the top of our ranking - you have to put an impressive 6,000 US dollars on the table to enjoy this melon.

1. Yubari melon

The most expensive fruit in the world is this melon from Japan. You have to pay an incredible $ 23,000 for this fruit. The fruits are individually looked after as they grow, have a small hat to protect them from the sun and are even massaged daily. Everyone has to decide for themselves whether this is still normal.

It doesn't always have to be expensive, do you find unusual things just as interesting? Then you should check out these 5 fruits that you definitely haven't heard of.

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Melissa

I am a journalist and author with great enthusiasm for green topics. For me, this includes a regional and animal-free diet as well as efforts towards gentle and sustainable agriculture. I see ecological responsibility above all in a global context.
Favorite fruits: raspberries and blueberries
Favorite vegetables: lamb's lettuce, tomato and eggplant