The Yomiuri Shimbun KANAZAWA — A bunch of Ishikawa Prefecture grapes has fetched the second highest price ever, selling for ¥1.1 million, in the first auction of this season at a wholesale market in Kanazawa on Tuesday.
The single bunch of “Ruby Roman” grapes weighs about 700 grams, with the price per grape working out to about ¥32,000.
Dontaku, a supermarket chain in the prefecture, made the successful bid at the auction held at the Kanazawa City Central Wholesale Market. “We’ll put [the grapes] on display at one of our shops, so that [customers] can see them,” said Munehiro Yamaguchi, 34, the president of Dontaku’s operating company.
JA Zen-Noh Ishikawa, a branch of the National Federation of Agricultural Cooperative Associations, started shipping Ruby Roman grapes in 2008.