Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Pineberry Shortcake?

I love Pinterest.  I find the MOST unusual things!  Take pineberries, for example.  I had never heard of them before now. 


The pineberry is said to combine the shape and texture of a strawberry with a flavour and smell closer to that of a pineapple.

They are grown in glasshouses, pineberries start off green, gradually turning paler as they ripen.

When the fruit is sweet and juicy enough to eat, the flesh is almost totally white but studded with red seeds - the reverse of the usual variety.

Discovered wild in South America and rescued from extinction by Dutch farmers.  They are smaller than most commercially grown strawberries, measuring slightly less than an inch.  Their growing season is March/April. 

I haven't seen these in any of our local grocery stores, but might check Whole Foods next spring to see if they carry them.

1 comment:

Kate said...

Wow! Great to know. I have never heard of them either. Thanks for playing along with the RRD blog hop and for your kind comment. Good luck!