Pineberry

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Pineberry
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GenusFragaria
SpeciesF. × ananassa
CultivarPineberry

Pineberry is a white strawberry cultivar with a pineapple-like flavor, white coloring, and red seeds.[1][2]

Description[edit]

Pineberries come from breeding strawberry stocks from Chile and Virginia.[2] The first commercial cultivation occurred in 2010 in the Netherlands and Belgium.[2][3]

A pineberry is smaller than a common strawberry, measuring between 15 to 23 mm (0.6 to 0.9 in). When ripe, it is almost completely white, but with red "seeds" (achenes). The plant is disease resistant, but is highly priced, although not very profitable due to small-scale farming, small berry size and low yield.[2][3] Pineberries are available in the spring and summer.

History[edit]

Pineberry was first sold commercially in the United States in 2012.[2][4] Pineberry has been marketed to restaurants, bakeries and wholesale markets in Europe and Dubai.[3] The berry was dubbed "pineberry" for the UK market where it became available in 2010 to reflect its "pineapple" flavor while appearing to be a strawberry.[5]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Fragaria, Wonderful Pineberry". Missouri Botanical Garden. Retrieved 4 February 2018.
  2. ^ a b c d e Fabricant F (15 May 2012). "Curious Berries to Tide You Over". New York Times. Retrieved 26 June 2016.
  3. ^ a b c "Pineberry breeder introduces white strawberries with pineapple punch". Fresh Fruit Portal. 31 March 2016. Retrieved 26 June 2016.
  4. ^ "Pineberry & Pineberries". 2010-09-13. Retrieved 2014-07-21.
  5. ^ "Pineberries At Waitrose: Spring Fruit Looks Like Strawberry But Tastes Like Pineapple". Business. Sky News. Retrieved 2011-02-10.