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Way too expensive for what they are.

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Way too expensive for what they are.

You can pick one up for 800 yen, which might seem pricy, but for a family of 4, it's a perfect dessert.

Also, compared to melons in North America - or most other fruit for that matter - the quality is much better, and prices are more or less the same now. Farming in North America is mostly a corporate, big business activity now. Taste and nutrition are not a part of the equation. It's all about crop yield, profit margins, increasing shelf-life through genetic engineering, etc.. The last cantaloupe I ate in Canada tasted like cardboard.

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But its irrelevant what happens in other countries since I live here. In our location they will cost about ¥1000-¥1500 and we are only two so we will buy a slice instead.

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The Japanese need to wake up. Fruit is very expensive in Japan compared to other countries. Is there a monopoly on fruit? Some hidden interests of political parties and businesses? I find that it's best to buy jellied fruit and bananas!

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zichi-the farmers growing them don't get rich in this business. it takes a lot of handwork and resources to get you the melon on your table.

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ebisen

zichi-the farmers growing them don't get rich in this business. it takes a lot of handwork and resources to get you the melon on your table.

When we lived in the Japan Alps I had a field and grew about 50 types of vegetables and fruits, including melons.

In the UK I also grew my vegetables.

Fruits in Japan compared to other countries are always expensive. Too many middle men involved.

The farmers don't receive the full prices.

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