A white strawberry that tastes like a pineapple? We have seen the future, and it is small, flavorful, and boasts bright red pips. The British supermarket chain Waitrose will be selling pineberries throughout the berries’ five-week growing season, and explains them as follows in a piece in the Telegraph:
“The pineberry originated in South America as a wild variety of strawberry but was threatened with extinction until seven years ago when Dutch farmers began growing it commercially, according to the retailer.”
Whatever their gastronomic significance, the visual impact of the berries alone makes them worth closer examination: they look like strawberries from an alternate dimension, and would make for a hell of a striking cake decoration or drink garnish.