MINI BELIEVE IT OR NOT –
Ruby Roman grapes grown only in Ishikawa, Japan are the most expensive grapes in the world with a bunch going for over $11,000.
- The grapes are grown and marketed entirely in Ishikawa Prefecture, Japan
- They’re red in color and about the size of a ping-pong ball
- There are strict rules a grape must adhere to before it can be called a Ruby Roman:
- Each grape must be over 20g
- Its sugar content must exceed 18%
- Each grape should resemble a cherry tomato-red color
- In July, 2016, a bunch of 30 Ruby Roman grapes sold for £8,350 ($11,053.73)
“BIONs” – short for Believe It or Not – is the word we use at Ripley’s to refer to anything that is unbelievable and worthy to become part of Ripley’s lore and collection.