Looks Like a White Strawberry, Tastes Like a Fresh Pineapple

Looks Like a White Strawberry, Tastes Like a Fresh Pineapple

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Looks Like a White Strawberry, Tastes Like a Fresh Pineapple

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By Cari Martens

There’s another new fruit on the market this spring called the pineberry. A cross between a pineapple and a strawberry, the white berries are being sold in the UK at the British supermarket chain Waitrose.

Pineberries look like smallish strawberries in size and shape, but are white in color and studded with red seeds. They taste and smell like pineapples but have the same genetic makeup as a strawberry. They are a product of cross-breeding, not genetic engineering

The pineberry originated in South America as a wild variety of strawberry, and seven years ago Dutch farmers began growing the fruit commercially in glasshouses.

Pineberries join other unusual fruits recently introduced such as the strasberry, which looks like a cross between a strawberry and a raspberry, and the pluot, a hybrid of a plum and apricot.

Waitrose expects to have the pineberries available for sale for the next month or so.

What I want to see next is the bananapple.

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