For those who like to splash on rare melons and mangos sold for over $100, there's a place in Toronto to do it. Yuzuki Fish Market deals in not only specialty seafood; they also sell expensive Miyazaki mangos and Shizuoka melons.
A whole Shizuoka melon and a box of just two Miyazaki mangos can cost up to $185. Also known as a "crown melon," the Shizuoka melon actually has its own website. The high-grade melons are cultivated in Fukuroi city in Shizuoka Prefecture, where long hours of light create ideal growing conditions. They're grown in greenhouses where temperature and humidity are painstakingly controlled.
Experts determine that levels of freshness, flavour, ripeness and sugar content are absolutely perfect before melons pass inspection and are given their official crown melon label.