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One trick for fighting February blues: Order blemish-free melons and plump magenta strawberries from Ikigai Fruits, the first online outfit importing the Hermès of luxury fruit from Japan. The primped produce take on concentrated and super-sweet flavors thanks to farmers who care for their plants obsessively, employing unique pruning practices, careful shading techniques, and even the occasional massage.
For now, only a few types of Japanese fruit can legally be imported to the U.S. Choose from options including tutti-frutti-tasting Pearl White strawberries from Nara Prefecture ($128 for 500g, 18-30 strawberries) and an intensely flavored, neon-green-fleshed Crowl Melon from Shizuoka Prefecture ($128 per). –Kat Odell
→ Shop: Ikigai Fruits.