Latest posts with tags "watermelon"

Kobe Beef, Yubari Melons Get Protected Status

Dec 23, 2015 / Gastronomy

Kobe beef and eye-wateringly expensive Yubari melons are protected products, like champagne, after Japan Tuesday granted them special status.


This guy just paid $12,400 for a pair of Japanese melons

May 26, 2015 / Gastronomy

A single pair of premium melons fetched an eye-watering 1.5 million yen ($12,400) at an auction in Japan on Friday.


Portable watermelon cooler

Jul 23, 2010 / Tech

In Japan, watermelons have become a luxury food that apparently now requires a carry-on luggage-like cooler/warmer, a world’s first. First came the square watermelon creation that was introduced to the global market with the hefty price tag of $75 (€56.41) for 6.8kg. In Japan the same square watermelon can cost Â¥10,000 yen (€90). The Japanese […]


Pyramid-shaped watermelon for 52,000 yen

Jul 22, 2009 / Gastronomy

A farmer in the town of Tsukigata in Hokkaido, Japan, has grown watermelons that are shaped like pyramids! The farmer attained this shape by putting the watermelon in a pyramid-shaped plastic casing and hanging it upside down. Sixteen of the pyramid-shaped watermelons have been shipped to shops across the country, including the Iwataya department store […]


Heart Watermelon

May 28, 2009 / Gastronomy

Watermelon auctioned for $6,100 in Japan

Jun 09, 2008 / Collectibles

A black jumbo watermelon auctioned in northern Japan fetched a record $6,100 Friday, making it the most expensive watermelon ever sold in the country — and possibly the world. The 17-pound premium “Densuke” watermelon, grown only on the northern island of Hokkaido, was purchased by a marine products dealer who said he wanted to support […]


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