Apr 10, 2014 6:37 AM by Chelsea DeCesare
MIYAZAKI,JAPAN- A pair of fully ripe mangoes fetched nearly $3,000 at an auction in southwest Japan this week.
The mangoes were sold under the brand name "Egg of the Sun" for 300,000 Yen, or about $2,940.The brand is one of the highest quality mangoes and is certified for size and sweetness of the fruit. According to the local agricultural federation, this year's sunny weather led to higher yields of good quality mangoes.
The wholesaler who placed the record bid said he wanted to uphold the value of the "Egg of the Sun" brand and promote the area of Miyazaki, where the auction took place.