All watermelons are not created equal. While you’re probably familiar with the common variety sold at supermarkets – with a green outer shell – there is a type of watermelon that is exceedingly rare. Because the Densuke black watermelon from Japan is so special and hard to find, people are willing to pay a small fortune to get their hands – and their teeth – on this delicious fruit with a shiny black shell.
Because diners consider the Densuke watermelon to be one of the most delicious varieties available across the world, it is famous for its unparalleled taste and delightful crunch. Since this watermelon is so hard to find, it can be purchased for anything between $250 to $6,000, depending on its size and quality.
While the Densuke watermelon is typically harvested in mid-June, it can be difficult to acquire if you’re not living in Japan. To make things even more complicated, you should only eat this black wonder during the winter months because of how its sweetness increases as temperatures drop below freezing point.
Although the Densuke watermelon takes around three years to grow and the skin of this black watermelon is very hard, it offers an incomparable taste that you can’t find in other types. With a denser texture than regular varieties, Densuke watermelons are smaller in size but offer more intense sweetness.
While there has been no conclusive explanation about the reason behind their black shell, it has been proposed that this may be because of a lack of water and nutrients at an early stage.
Since the Densuke watermelon is so rare and hard to find, you can expect these fruits to be sold at a much higher price than regular ones. However, its rarity only makes it more tantalizing – and worth every yen!
These rare watermelons are most often grown on Japan’s northern island of Hokkaido. They’re famous for their ultra-sweet taste.
A video from Noal Farm was uploaded to YouTube that has revealed more about these black watermelons. Check out the 10-minute video for yourself to get a closer look at this rare fruit and discover more about how it tastes and why you should try it if you can.
In the video, you’ll learn more about this rare fruit and why it is so special. Anyone living in Japan can try to buy one of these black watermelons for themselves, but if you don’t live there, then your best bet would be to turn to Amazon or some other online retailer where they are sold at a premium cost.
The texture of the Densuke watermelon is denser than regular varieties, and its taste is more intense in sweetness! These black beauties are often grown on Japan’s northern island of Hokkaido. They’re so rare that they can be sold for up to $6000! If you have a chance to try one out for yourself, we recommend you do!
Viewers shared thousands of comments about the world’s most expensive watermelon. Here’s what some had to say.
“You pay for perfection in Japan. I once worked there (I never could afford such a melon on my salary) and saw amazing fruit and vegetables for sale.”
“At the end of the day, it’s still just a w a t e r m e l o n…”
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