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Wow... A bunch of grapes for $245!!?

Houston, TX(Zone 9a)

Quoting:
The Japanese prefecture auctioned off 48 bunches of 'Ruby Roman' grapes at an average price of 27,000 yen (about $245 USD). It was the culmination of 14 years of cultivating these "dream grapes", with tomato-red skin and noteworthy size ( a single 'Ruby Roman' grape can measure nearly 3 cm in diameter.)


I hope the buyers saved the seeds after they ate the grapes!

Benton, KY(Zone 7a)

We had some similar grapes one time at a Vietnamese wedding reception. I doubt that they paid that much for them, but each grape was the size of a ping pong ball. I've never seen anything like them before or since...I'm sure that they had them flown in from somewhere.

Tokyo, Japan(Zone 10a)

Yes in Japan we have a very large variety of grape and wonderfully sweet, usually retail for about 10 dollars for
a small bunch. They really are the size of a ping-pong ball! (Pione grape) grown in Okayama prefecture.

pajonica

Benton, KY(Zone 7a)

Thanks for the information. I would have loved to ask at the time, but the language barrier did not permit much more than the most basic of communication. We were honored to have been invited.

Tokyo, Japan(Zone 10a)

Your more than welcome. Just in case someone is thinking SEEDS! Their seedless. ^_^

pajonica

Benton, KY(Zone 7a)

yup...I noted that at the time. (they were marvelous, by the way)

Tokyo, Japan(Zone 10a)

My two year old son eats them like sweets! We never get a look in.LOL

pajonica

(Susan) Calgary, AB(Zone 3b)

How do they propogate - by stem cuttings?

~Susan~

Benton, KY(Zone 7a)

I think grapes are propagated like roses. Either cuttings or grafting on to a rootstock.

Calgary, AB(Zone 3a)

LOL Pajonica you know us too well. The first thing I thought of was seeds. ^_^

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