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*