Spotted: Pineberries in Harrod’s

My friend Manar B. snapped this picture of Pineberries in Harrod’s – London!

Pineberry is a strawberry cultivar publicized in Eastern Germany in April, 2009, as Ananaserdbeere, or pineapple strawberry. It is a hybrid of Fragaria chiloensis, originating in South America, and Fragaria virginiana, originating in North America. “The fruit flesh can range from soft white to orange and is very fragrant with a slight pineapple flavor,” said Greg Goddard, the co-creator. The plant is disease resistant, but is not very profitable. Due to small-scale farming, small berry size and low yield crop, the Pineberry has been marketed to European restaurants, bakeries and wholesale markets. It is also grown in Belize. (link)

 

I wish we had wholefoods market with such product in Kuwait! Back when I lived in Colorado, I used to shop a lot at Alfalfa’s Market where I can buy yellow watermelon, purple tomatoes, purple potatoes, peaches and cream corn, and more! I also used to get peanut butter and almond butter (SO GOOD) from that market! I miss is *sigh*

 

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2 Responses to Spotted: Pineberries in Harrod’s

  1. L'Haraami- parfum pour Homme from the House of Ajmaal says:

    Have a genealogy-curious question for you: if pineberries are cousins of strawberries, what relation is pinkberry to either of them?
    I feel your pain not having wholefoods markets around. But unless merchandisers can source their produce from a local geography there seems little point in having a wholefoods market near you.
    Don’t we just love the smell of Harrods and Selfridges Food Hall and not to forget the Fresh Market, Eat-aly and Partridges!

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