Friday, May 13, 2011

The strawberries taste like strawberries, and the strasberries taste like strasberries, and then pineberries taste like....umm pineberries?

In my previous post (strasberry post) I wrote about a limited edition Dutch fruit called the strasberry sold in Waitrose stores across the  UK. I arrived in London yesterday and visited a Waitrose on my way from Heathrow. To my dismay according to the grocer at that particular Waitrose they have discontinued the strasberry. Apparently Waitrose likes to feature only one designer fruit at a time this time of year.

Like the strasberry mentioned before the pineberry has the same genetics as the common strawberry. Also like the strasberry it was rescued from near extinction by a small group of Dutch farmers within the past few years. It seems these dutch farmers have become quite bored with the common strawberry and need to experiment a bit.
These have a look of a small inside out strawberry with a snow white exterior, with crimson red seed pits dotting the outside. The insides are bright white as well. The taste is very similar to the strasberry to my pleasant surprise. It resembles a wild strawberry but is a bit sweeter and a bit more intense. I'm very surprised with the amount of sweet juiciness that is packed into a package the size of a raspberry. If you're currently in the UK I recommend checking this fruit out. I believe it's only available at Waitrose stores at a price of $6.50 (£3.99) per 100 grams.

11 comments:

  1. considering making my own strand of starawberreies. it wont be as cool as this one, and might take a few generations to get it right. But If I mix my two favorite kinds I bet I will get something fancy. Just gotta grow them in isolation. haha.
    but white fruit scares me....

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  2. Looks delicious, gotta head to the UK for some. Dutch farmers must of been bored, so they went all crazy on experiments.

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  3. Those Dutch sure are good are growing.

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  4. Wow that's pretty crazy, glad they saved it!

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  5. o wow that sounds soo good!

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  6. ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh id like to try :P

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  7. i wonder how those would taste.
    following

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  8. ooooh looks quite unique =P

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  9. That picture just gave me a sweet tooth.

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