Fruits & Vegetables, Plants
Pineberry (White strawberry)
Pineberry (White Strawberry)-Fragaria chiloensis x virginiana
The pineberry is a fusion of the words pineapple and strawberry and refers to a relatively new cross bred variety (not genetically engineered) of a white strawberry cultivar that is adorned with red seeds. The fruit produced by pineberries is very aromatic and has flavor that most say is reminiscent of pineapple with a hint of pear while retaining the texture and feel of a strawberry. Pineberries are vigorous and will send forth numerous runners.
The growing and caring of these white strawberries are similar to the red strawberries which require well drained, slightly acidic soil with much organic matter such as compost and a little bit of aged manure (or fertilizer such as Talborne Organics 2:3:2).
Due to its appearance, the pineberry fruit is also less appealing to birds than red strawberries.
Planting a red strawberry plant in the same area will help with cross pollination to produce even larger berries.
The pineberry is high in vitamin-A and vitamin-C
You can eat them fresh, use them to add fun to any fruit salad or use as a topping for deserts such as pancakes or waffles.SKU: n/a