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A single bunch of this special grape is worth its weight in gold

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The special grape variety is grown in only one place in the world. You have to pay a peppery price for the special quality, a single cluster can be worth hundreds or even thousands of dollars.

A grape called Ruby Roman is one of the rarest – and most expensive – fruits in the world. According to the article of Magyarmazdaság.hu only 2,400 bunches of this grape variety are produced annually.

Strict rules apply to the sale of grapes: each bunch is thoroughly checked for compliance with the standards (minimum 20 grams) and sugar content (minimum 18 per cent). The rare grape variety is grown exclusively in Japan.

Japanese farmer Tsutomu Takemori with a bunch of special Ruby Roman grapesSource: AFP / Str

There is even a “premium” category for a luxury quality grape variety: bunches with berries weighing a minimum of 30 grams and a minimum of 700 grams are sold in this category. Only a few bunches of grapes reach this quality level each year.

The only bunch of fruit that is a Rolls Royce of grape varieties is currently around € 396. Each berry is usually the size of a ping-pong ball, but berries larger than 3 inches in diameter are not uncommon.

The rare grape variety is grown exclusively in Ishikawa Prefecture, Japan, the first bunch of Ruby Roman grapes was sold in August 2008, paying $ 910 for the 700-gram specialty. But in July 2016, a cluster of 26 grapes was reportedly sold for $ 8,400, or about $ 2.5 million. at an auction at the Kanazawa Wholesale Market.

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