Really expensive stinky fruit
Over the last couple years I've learned that there are a few things I can post about that will magically cause a spike in the hits. Persimmons, for example. Or Aunt Rosie's Loganberry drink (which probably still drives maybe 8-10% of my traffic most months.) Another such topic is durians. So, without further ado...here's another durian story:
King of Fruits Rules Orchards (Bangkok Post)
These two durian varieties, kan yao ("long stem") and mon thong ("golden pillow") are some seriously expensive fruit. For reference, 7,000 baht, the going rate for kan yao, would be about US$220 at current rates. The article suggests this may be the world's most expensive fruit. I don't know that I have ever personally seen fruit that expensive on sale, though I know some Japanese fruit commands absurd prices as well. Anybody have any suggestions of similarly expensive fruit?
Update: According to this site the mon thong is more prized than kan yao. Maybe there have been recent shifts in the market. (The site also offers durian seeds for sale if you care to try growing some yourself, though not, apparently, by named variety source.)