Pineberries

In a search of seasonal fruits and vegetables, I came across the pineberry.

The pineberry is a hybrid fruit which has the appearance of a reverse strawberry and the flavour of a pineapple.

Pineberries were bred from a wild strawberry originating in South America where it grew wild, but was nearly extinct until 2003, when a group of Dutch farmers banded together to save the plant. The Pineberry is said to have the same genetic makeup as the common strawberry. When ripe, it is almost completely white, but with red seeds.[9] A pineberry is smaller than a common strawberry, measuring between 15 to 23 mm. They are grown in glasshouses, growing on coir like other strawberries. Pineberries begin life as green berries, then become slightly white. By the time their deeply set seeds turn deep red, the white fruit is deemed ripe.

(Wikipedia)

At Waitrose (in the UK) the tiny berry is available in 45 stores nationwide for a price of £3.99 per punnet.  That’s approximately $6.00 Canadian.

Via ABC News

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