Our smallest variety, but certainly not the youngest! The pineberry, or the Fragaria X Ananassa, as it’s officially known, is actually one of the oldest strawberry varieties in the world! With its white colour, red seeds and delicate fresh, sweet and slightly pineapple-like flavour, the pineberry is a striking inclusion among the strawberry range.
The pineberry very nearly became extinct before we’d had the chance to enjoy it. Fortunately, however, our Dutch strawberry breeder Hans de Jongh jumped in to stop this from happening. The result: after a lot of patient research, we are now cultivating and harvesting it once again! Please note, the pineberry is only available between April and June, and in the autumn from September to December.