The Yubari melons are very rare and are a unique cross between two types of cantaloupe that can only be produced in northern Japan’s Yubari region.
The Yubari melons are very rare and this specific variety in question is called the “Yubari King,” a unique cross between two types of cantaloupe that can only be produced in northern Japan’s Yubari region. A top-grade melon is to be perfectly round and have an exceptionally smooth rind.
Normally the Yubari King melon costs around $50 to $100 a fruit. You’re probably wondering why anyone in their right mind would shell out that much cash for a pair of fruits? Yubari King melons gain their hefty price tag from their renowned sweetness. It is usually bought as a gift to a loved one and not an everyday fruit to be eaten due to its price.
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The Yubari King is a cantaloupe cultivar farmed in greenhouses in Yūbari, Hokkaido, a small city close to Sapporo. The fruit is a hybrid of two other cantaloupe cultivars: Earl's Favourite and Burpee's "Spicy" Cantaloupe.
A portion of the stem, which is snipped with scissors, is left on top for aesthetic appeal.