The Ruby Roman: Japan's Colossal New Grape Japanese fruit is big business. You may recall the square watermelon — it won't roll around in the fridge — and can cost close to $100. A new premium fruit has made its debut in Japan: the Ruby Roman grape. Each tomato-colored grape is a little smaller than a pingpong ball — and costs about $26.

The Ruby Roman: Japan's Colossal New Grape

The Ruby Roman: Japan's Colossal New Grape

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Japanese fruit is big business. You may recall the square watermelon — it won't roll around in the fridge — and can cost close to $100. A new premium fruit has made its debut in Japan: the Ruby Roman grape. Each tomato-colored grape is a little smaller than a pingpong ball — and costs about $26.

RENEE MONTAGNE, host:

Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne.

Fruit is big business in Japan. You may recall the square watermelon. It won't roll around in the fridge, and can cost close to $100. A new premium fruit has made its debut there: the Ruby Roman grape. Each tomato-colored grape is a little smaller than a ping pong ball. They've been called sweet and fresh and well-balanced. At about $26 per grape, each one can cost more than a bottle of fine champagne.

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