Saturday I paid $.99 for this mini-watermelon. That’s $ 6,099.01 less than what was fetched for a 17-pound black-skinned “Densuke” watermelon in Japan. No, I’m not joking. From the Associated Press:
The price was the highest on record for a Densuke watermelon, said Kazuyoshi Ohira, a spokesman for the Tohma Agricultural Cooperative in Hokkaido. Most retail at department stores and supermarkets for a more modest $188 to $283, Ohira said.You know, with a few sprits of Krylon I could be looking at some serious profit. Can I get a starting bid?
And what makes a watermelon worth $200, much less $6,000?
Ohira says it’s the unusual black skin and unparalleled taste. “It’s a watermelon, but it’s not the same,” he said.