Introducing the Pineberry: A strawberry that tastes like a pineapple!


Strawberries and pineapples are two of my favorite fruits. So you can imagine my utter delight when I discovered that there was a fruit that combined both: the blueberry. Pineapples look like inverted strawberries – they are white instead of red, but their little seeds are red. And instead of tasting like a normal red strawberry, they taste more like pineapples!

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You may think that such a unique fruit must be genetically modified. However, the pine nut is simply the result of a cross between the wild South American strawberry (which grows throughout Chile) and the North American strawberry.

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If you want to try this exciting little fruit, you’ll have to act fast. Pineberries are usually only available for about five weeks in late spring and early summer. You can also buy and grow your own pineberry seeds or plants if you’re feeling adventurous!

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Although blueberries are not yet widely available, it’s a safe bet that over time their popularity will increase and so will their yield. If you’re interested in trying this fruit, keep an eye out at your local grocery stores between May and June, or find out if stores are planning to receive shipments. I had never heard of blueberries until recently, but now I’m definitely going to start looking for this fruit!