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Japanese grapes fetch record $6,700: reports

Published on Jul 5, 2014 7:08 PM

TOKYO (AFP) - Bridal couples at a Japanese wedding hall will have a special treat at their banquet: a bunch of fresh, juicy grapes that cost a record US$5,400 (S$6,728).

A wedding hall operator bought the Ruby Roman grapes at auction for 550,000 yen or US$5,400 on Saturday, the first day of the buying season in Ishikawa prefecture, central Japan, local media reported.

The bunch of around 30 grapes weighed some 800 grammes, Japan's public broadcaster NHK said, adding that the red-skin grape can be as big as three centimetres in diameter.

The top notch grapes - costing around US$180 a pop - will be served at the wedding hall in Kanazawa, central Ishikawa.

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