Have you ever imagined eating a $ 11,000 table grape?
That’s what a Japanese Grapes Ruby Roman, one of the most expensive Japanese Grapes in Japan.
Kurashi Kaientai’s supermarket owner set a record of ¥ 1.1 million ($ 10,900) on Thursday at the first auction this year at the wholesale market in Kanazawa, Ishikawa’s package, beating a 1 million-yen promo last year.
Of the 46 batches of Ruby Roman wine being auctioned, the most expensive was acquired by the same supermarket in Amagasaki.
A very astounding fact about the price of fresh grapefruit. That’s what happens in the country of japan, in a highly competitive country, appreciating the quality of an item above its true physical value.
The Japanese are often willing to pay the highest price for top-class fruits, especially for the prestige of having the first one this year.
The record above is a new record for the same type of wine, after in 2009 sold with auction for $ 6,400.
Ruby Roman is the king of grapes which is a premium wine variety. In 2008, roman ruby wine began to wear his throne as a king of grapes with fantastic prices reaching 100,000 yen ($ 910).
The amount was paid by a Japanese hotel manager, the price per item was an average of $ 26. The special fruit was destined to serve guests in upscale hotels.
The Facts about Ruby Romans
Ruby Roman has been developed since 1994 in a state-led project. Each Ruby Roman entourage averages about 35 grapes, each slightly smaller than a ping-pong ball.
Ruby Roman is a variety of table grape grown and marketed entirely in Ishikawa Prefecture, Japan. It is red in color and about the size of a ping-pong ball. The first Ruby Roman grapes went on sale in August 2008 for 100,000 Japanese yen (US$910) per 700-gram bunch, or $26 per grape. They are said to be the most expensive variety of grapes. In July 2016, a single bunch of Ruby Roman grapes, containing 26 grapes at a weight of about 700 grams, sold for 1.1 million yen (around $8400) in the year’s first auction at a wholesale market in Kanazawa.
In 2008, the Ruby Roman grape debuted as a new variety of premium grapes in Japan. The new grape was named Ruby Roman via public referendum. Every grape is checked strictly to guarantee its quality, with certification seals placed on those thus selected. The Ruby Roman has strict rules for selling; each grape must be over 20g and over 18% sugar. In addition, a special “premium class” exists which requires the grape to be over 30g and where the entire fruit bunch must weigh at least 700g. In 2010, only six grapes qualified for premium status while in 2011, no grapes made the cut. source : Wikipedia.