A pair of Yubari melons, widely famous in Japan, were being sold for a stunning price of 2.7million Yen (approximately US$247,830) in an auction at a wholesale market in Sapporo.
The auction set a new record this year, which was 22 times higher than the highest price last year, which stood at 120,000 yen.
This year’s price tag of 2.7million Yen was not the highest the fruit ever sold for, as the highest it went in history was 5million Yen back in 2019.
The melons this year was purchased by Hokkaido Products Ltd, a maker of baby food in Sapporo.
The company said it will divide the melons into 10 portions and send them to 10 families with children chosen from lottery in order to cheer them up during the hard times.