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Species F. × ananassa
Cultivar Pineberry

Pineberry is an albino strawberry cultivar with a pineapple-like flavor, white coloring, and red seeds.


Pineberry is based on the original strawberry hybrids that arose in cultivation in Europe, with recent selective breeding to improve the plants. It is a hybrid of Fragaria chiloensis, originating in South America, and Fragaria virginiana, originating in North America, the same parentage as the garden strawberry Fragaria × ananassa. The first commercial cultivation occurred in 2010 in the Netherlands and Belgium.[1][2]

A pineberry is smaller than a common strawberry, measuring between 15 to 23 mm (0.6 to 0.9 in).[3] When ripe, it is almost completely white, but with red "seeds" (achenes). The plant is disease resistant, but is not very profitable, due to small-scale farming, small berry size and low yield.[1] Pineberries are available in the spring and summer.


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.[1] The berry was dubbed "pineberry" for the UK market where it became available in 2011.[3][5]

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  1. ^ a b c "Pineberry breeder introduces white strawberries with pineapple punch". Fresh Fruit Portal. 31 March 2016. Retrieved 26 June 2016. 
  2. ^ a b Fabricant F (15 May 2012). "Curious Berries to Tide You Over". New York Times. Retrieved 26 June 2016. 
  3. ^ a b Tozer, James (March 31, 2010). "Pineberries and cream? The new summer fruit which looks like a white strawberry... but tastes like a pineapple". Daily Mail. Retrieved January 7, 2013. 
  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.