Strasberry

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Strasberry
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Fragaria × ananassa 'Mieze Schindler' the Strasberry
Species Fragaria × ananassa
Cultivar Strasberry

The Strasberry or Fragaria × ananassa 'Mieze Schindler' is a variety of the garden strawberry, with a raspberry-like appearance, originally developed by the German breeder Otto Schindler in 1925. It is not a hybrid of the two fruits.[1] It is similarly soft textured, with characteristics that are similar to raspberries, such as being a deeper red, being rounder and having a bumpy exterior.[1] They are also smaller than an average garden strawberry and have deeper seeds.[2] Unlike other garden strawberry varieties 'Mieze Schindler' produces no fertile pollen and will need a pollinator. Despite its much-valued flavor the variety was threatened by extinction but plants survived in amateur gardens in the former German Democratic Republic until they were reintroduced as a commercial variety by a Dutch farmer in the twenty-first century.[3] Since 2013 it is marketed under the new trade name Framberry.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Fabricant, Florence. "Curious Berries to Tide You Over". The New York Times. Retrieved 21 May 2012. 
  2. ^ Bates, Daniel. "Strasberries and cream, anyone? Fruit that's halfway between a strawberry and a raspberry". The Daily Mail. Retrieved 21 May 2012. 
  3. ^ Sky News, "Strasberry", 29/03/08, "(http://news.sky.com/skynews/Home/Sky-News-Archive/Article/20080641311112)", 17/05/11

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