$12,000 Japanese Melons: Yubari King Melons Sold for Over $12,000 in Japan Auction (Photo)

By on May 20, 2012 in Amazing, Asia, Business, World Comments
Yubari King Melon: $12,000 Japanese Melon

$12,000 melons: Yubari King melons
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A box of Yubari king melons was sold for over $12,000 at an auction in Japan, according to reports by several international news sites on Friday, May 18, 2012. The Japanese melons were reportedly sold for one million yen or $12,500.

With its growing popularity, Hirt’s, a seller at Amazon.com is reportedly offering 10 “RARE Yubari King Melon” seeds for $1.95. However, customers revealed that the Yubari King melon seeds did not grow to produce the $12,000 worth of melons.

One reviewer, Jim Walker gave a rating of two stars out of five, said the seeds did not grow into $12,000 melons.

A review written by Walker said that “Seeds have been in my germination station for 14 days and nothing produced. While next to them 20 pickling cucumbers, 16 sugar melons, and 6 Cheyenne, 6 Jalapenos, and 6 green bells have all sprouted and been planted. seeds are bad…,.”

Another reviewer named I.Blackburn, who gave a five of five rating, provided some clarifications about the Yubari King melon seeds. According to him, “These are very soft and sweet melons. They do take up a lot more of your garden than other melons. I will grow them for sure next year.”

Two Yubari king melons were reportedly sold for over $30,000 and $25,000 in 2007.

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