Pineberry - The New Exotic Fruit?

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What looks like a strawberry covered with white chocolate, but smells and tastes like a pineapple? A Pineberry of course! The fruit that starts off green, turns pale, as it ripens. Measuring less than an inch, pineberries are ready to eat when they are completely white and studded with red seeds.

This yummy-looking fruit that has the same genetic makeup as a strawberry, is native to South America, where it grew in the wild and almost disappeared, totally unnoticed.

Luckily for us, it was rescued from extinction by farmers in Netherlands, about seven years ago. Now grown in greenhouses, pineberries are scheduled to be sold in supermarkets this spring and summer.

However, those of us living in the USA are out of luck, at least this year. For this exotic-looking fruit, will only be available in Britain, where it will retail for $4.00 to $5.00 for a 1/4lb. We sure would pay up to try one, wouldn't you?

source:dailymai;.co.uk

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  • athena4747
    athena4747Friday, October 31, 2014 at 8:52 am
    Mmmm..I have long since been a fan of strawberries and pineappples, yet I never saw this coming.
    • athena4747
      athena4747Friday, October 31, 2014 at 8:53 am
      I would certainly pay to eat one of those.
    • puglover67
      puglover67Friday, October 31, 2014 at 8:13 am
      Whoa that's cool!
      • 4804119205
        4804119205Friday, October 31, 2014 at 6:12 am
        THEY LOOK NASTY
        • happypug12
          happypug12Friday, October 31, 2014 at 5:12 am
          I'll pay to try one. Yumm!
          • finesseWednesday, October 29, 2014 at 11:20 am
            i love
            • moonboom6
              moonboom6Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at 10:58 am
              i wish i was on a plane to Great Britain because that would make a good berry for my grandma and ill name it Pineberry Suprise!
              • bibliophile
                bibliophileTuesday, October 28, 2014 at 3:50 pm
                The word pineberry reminds me of pinkberry(the yummy fro-yo company/store) :D
                • peacheslarue
                  peacheslarueTuesday, October 28, 2014 at 3:15 pm
                  Those look yummy!
                  • turtlenicole
                    turtlenicoleTuesday, October 28, 2014 at 1:01 pm
                    cool! It's a new strawberry breed with pineapple genetics! I hope I get to try it! I heard its very rare
                    • jamyyy
                      jamyyySunday, September 14, 2014 at 12:22 pm
                      I t looks good. I want one right now!