Man Splurges RM247,000 on 6.91 KG First Harvest Durian Grown in China During Auction

Durians, the infamous fruit that can be loved or loathed, continue to stir discussions, and now, there's a new contender in the market – China. Once known as one of the primary Southeast Asian nations for durian exports, China has emerged as a strong competitor in the durian industry.

man splurges rm247,000 on 6.91 kg first harvest durian grown in china during auctionPhoto via Oriental Daily

Over the past four years, Chinese farmers in the city of Sanya have been diligently cultivating durians, and they recently celebrated their first successful harvest. To mark this milestone, they decided to auction the first batch of durians, which caught the attention of durian enthusiasts across the globe when a clip of the auction went viral on TikTok.

In the video, a staggering 6.91 kg durian was presented for auction, commencing with a starting price of 888 RMB. As the bidding commenced, the price rapidly escalated, soaring to an astounding 100,000 RMB and eventually climbing even further, reaching an astonishing 300,000 RMB.

Even the auction host couldn't believe the remarkable amount of money that people were willing to spend on this prized durian and graciously thanked the enthusiastic bidders.

In an unprecedented turn of events, the final bid for the sumptuous fruit reached an eye-popping 388,888 RMB. With no one willing to surpass this astronomical figure, the host proclaimed the deal thrice and brought down the gavel, sealing the purchase.

The audience erupted in cheers, celebrating the man who secured the massive durian with its hefty price tag. The awe-inspiring auction showcased the demand and passion for this unique fruit, demonstrating the lengths people are willing to go to satisfy their love for durians.

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As this extraordinary event unfolded, it naturally piqued the curiosity of durian connoisseurs worldwide. The growing presence of Chinese-grown durians has sparked questions about how they compare in taste and quality to the renowned durians from Southeast Asia.

With durian enthusiasts eagerly awaiting reviews and taste tests, the emergence of China as a major player in the durian market has certainly added a new layer of excitement and intrigue to the already polarizing fruit industry. 

As more information becomes available, durian enthusiasts and curious foodies alike eagerly anticipate the chance to indulge in this exotic fruit, harvested from the orchards of Sanya.