Black watermelon fetches ¥500,000 in season's first auction

Jun 14, 2016

Black watermelon fetches ¥500,000 in season's first auction

A black watermelon grown in Toma, Hokkaido, sold Tuesday for ¥500,000 in the year’s first auction of the popular fruit. Around 260 Densuke watermelons, known for their black and shiny skin as well as their crunchy texture, were auctioned off Tuesday at fresh produce ...

Toma watermelon fetches ¥300,000

Jun 18, 2013

Toma watermelon fetches ¥300,000

A black-rind watermelon grown in Hokkaido drew a ¥300,000 bid Monday in the year’s first watermelon auction. The bid for one of the 110 premium Densuke watermelons, a signature product of the town of Toma, matched the top bids fetched in both 2011 and ...