Japanese watermelon sells for $3000

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watermelonHOKKAIDO, JAPAN – A juicy watermelon has sold for more than $3000 at an auction on the northern island of Hokkaido.

We know what you’re thinking, $3000 for a piece of fruit, that’s just fruity?!

Just to be clear, these aren’t your typical grocery store watermelons. These melons were grown in the town of Toma were they are known for their black skins and super sweet taste.

And in japan they give them as prized gifts.

35 watermelons were on the chopping block at the first auction of the season. But after sampling them this particular watermelon hit a sweet spot — especially for one bidder who took it home for 300,000 Yen which is the equivalent to about $3200 U.S.