Japanese mangoes match records, fetching Y400,000 at season's first auction
Japan Times -- Apr 17
A pair of premium mangoes from Miyazaki Prefecture fetched a record-matching ¥400,000 at the season’s first wholesale auction Monday.

The high-end mangoes carry the Taiyo no Tamago (Egg of the Sun) brand. According to the Miyazaki Agricultural Economic Federation, mangoes have to be assessed before they are awarded that qualification. They must weigh at least 350 grams, possess a high level of sugar and have a bright red color covering more than half of the skin.

The pricey pair, cased in a container and weighing about 1 kilogram in total, will be sold at a department store in the city of Fukuoka.

The auction took place at a wholesale market in the city of Miyazaki. The record price was initially set last year.

News source: Japan Times
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