Take a look at the below list of Top 10 most expensive fruits in the world in 2016 and 2017. Fruits are the best gift of nature to mankind you may surely have used many proverbs such as “an apple a day keeps a dentist away” or “as ripe as a mango” and many more. Some fruits are seasonal as mango and some are found all around the year as bananas depends on the climate and the places they are grown. There was once a time when man only survived by eating fruits, nuts and plants. Fruits have both natural and medical uses.
There are approximately 2700 kinds of fruits of which there are further more varieties as well in total there are about 2,70,000 kinds of edible fruits all around the world. Some fruits which are common in India may not be known to people in America and vice versa. As every good thing has a cost so the cost of these fruits also varies from 1 cent a piece to thousands of dollars per piece. This huge gap is due the availability and the worth of the particular fruit.
Table of Contents
- 10. Buddha Shaped Pears (Cost – $9 per piece)
- 9. Sekai Ichi Apples (Cost – $21 per piece)
- 8. Dekopon Citrus (Cost – $80 for 6 pieces)
- 7. Sembikiya Queen Strawberries (Cost – $85 per pack of 12)
- 6. Square Watermelon (Cost – $800 per piece)
- 5. Pineapples from the Lost Gardens of Heligan (Cost – $1600 per piece)
- 4. Taiyo no Tamago Mangoes (Cost – $3000 per pair)
- 3. Ruby Roman Grapes (Cost – $4000 per bunch)
- 2. Densuke Watermelon (Cost – $6100 per piece)
- 1. Yubari King Melon (Cost – $23,000 per pair)
List of the world’s Top 10 most expensive fruits of 2016-2017.
10. Buddha Shaped Pears (Cost – $9 per piece)
Pears fatten like Buddha is a very famous line on one of the poems of Sylvia Plaths,a very famous poem “The Manor Garden” and that line has come true with these Buddha shaped pears that look exactly like a sitting Buddha. This fruit is a perfect example of God given knowledge to man this fruit has been made to grow like this in china by the help of plastic moulds that are hung on fruits when it just comes out of the flower. This sweet and sour fruit gained international recognition very soon and made its way to the top most expensive fruits in the world very soon.
9. Sekai Ichi Apples (Cost – $21 per piece)
Sekai Ichi Apples are the biggest and the yummiest apples on earth today grown mainly in Japan are the pride of these nations’ apple farmers. The name of this apple itself says the story why it is so costly as the word “Sekai Ichi” mean “worlds Number 1” or “The best one”. These apples have a minimum circumference of 12 inches and maximum is of 18 inches and the weight of these big apples is almost 2 lbs per piece. They are exported worldwide especially for their cost and worth in the global market.
8. Dekopon Citrus (Cost – $80 for 6 pieces)
Dekopon is actually the name of a seedless orange which is characterised by its huge shape and a large bump on the top. These are the sweetest and the tastiest Oranges in the world now. Not to forget the costliest ones as well. This is the third most grown orange type in Japan. Now the farmers in Brazil are also trying to grow an orange same as the Dekopon which will soon come into the global markets to give a competition to the Japanese version. Until then this fruit will be the king of oranges.
7. Sembikiya Queen Strawberries (Cost – $85 per pack of 12)
Strawberries have been well known for their beauty and hidden medical uses. The Sembikiya Queen Strawberries are really the queen of the strawberry kingdom with a worth of $7 per piece these are the best strawberries grown and manufactured for international customers worldwide. A pack of Sembikiya Queen Strawberries can be one of the best gifts for your wife in case you have your wedding anniversary and want to add some romanticism in it.
6. Square Watermelon (Cost – $800 per piece)
Watermelon in squares shape!!!! It’s not fiction or a story its truth. This square shaped watermelon was not known to most of the world till Japan started exporting it worldwide as this fruit is presently the costliest fruit that Japan produces in its farms. This square shape of the watermelon comes from the same method as the Buddha shaped pears are grown that is with the help of plastic moulds. These fruits are tasty and cute to look as well.
5. Pineapples from the Lost Gardens of Heligan (Cost – $1600 per piece)
These are the most costly Pineapples in the world; this Pineapple has a history which most of us do not know. So here is the history, as pineapples were only grown the town of Heligan in the United Kingdom the growth of these fruits was stopped totally by the end of 19th century. So Heligan kept the growth of Pineapples continues hence these pineapples come from very rare farms and have inherited this name. The rare non availability and the amount of hard work given to grow this fruit has resulted in such high cost of it.
4. Taiyo no Tamago Mangoes (Cost – $3000 per pair)
These are only grown in one place on earth that is in south Japan. This fruit owns the record for being the best, tastiest and the yummiest mango ever grown by mankind. One of the most beautiful mangoes these were first sold in a luxury fruit expo in Japan itself. The meaning of the name of this fruit is “Egg of Sun” which has been given by the people who grow this fruit due to the natural sunburst colour skin of this fruit.
3. Ruby Roman Grapes (Cost – $4000 per bunch)
Only millionaires and billionaires can afford these grapes apart from the farmers growing it in their farms who can taste them. The Ruby Roman Grapes has a vivid history these grapes look like Ruby Stones red in colour they look more like ping pong balls. They are very tasty and were first sold in the year 2008 for $910 and now the cost has increased considerably up to $4000 a bunch an increase of 46 percent in its cost.
2. Densuke Watermelon (Cost – $6100 per piece)
The biggest and the heaviest watermelon on earth is the Densuke Watermelon. With a production of only 10,000 watermelons in a year there is a huge demand for this fruit. This has been voted as the most loved fruit by the royals’ across the world. This fruit has unique taste and less seed compared to a normal watermelon. This is one of the most auctioned fruit in 2016.
1. Yubari King Melon (Cost – $23,000 per pair)
The Yubari King melon is very rightly named as king as it’s the most expensive fruit ever grown in the history of earth. People also have paid millions of yens for this lovely fruit. This fruit is a product of the green house plantations in a small town called Sapporo. These melons are one of the biggest melons grown for commercial purposes. Each one is specially taken care of specially chosen picked, packed and sold.
This list will definitely be shocking to you as much as the people who grew these fruits are shocked now due to the worth of these most expensive fruits. You may be lucky to get to see some of them if you go to Japan which produces most of these fruits.