Fruits developed in the fruit industry in Japan can cost up to thousands of dollars.
How exactly does this happen?
Common fruits in Japan that are found in convenience stores or supermarkets are more likely to be imported from different countries. However, there are dedicated luxury grocery stores that exclusively focus on Japanese fruits grown by Japanese farmers, who are dedicated to the quality of the fruits rather than the quantity. For example, one bunch of Ruby Roman grapes have fetched up to 550,000 yen (approximately 5,000 dollars). The dedication devoted to the care of these fruits is what makes them expensive.
Farmers of these fruits have taken care of them with the utmost care and with labor intensive methods. They make sure each fruit is within the same height and the same width. They carefully examine the smoothness of the fruit and the quality of the soil that it is grown on. There are a lot of factors involved that might devalue a fruit. Therefore, the produced fruit at the end is the best of the best due to their perfect presentation and curated flavour.
More often than not these fruits are seen more as gifts to honour an extended relationship as well as courtesy. Going into the realm of business in Japan, this might be the perfect gift for a client or superior in the work environment. Indeed, gift-giving is an important part of Japanese culture, and one that could ensure a smoother business transaction. Contact us here for more cultural advice.