More hypernatural designer-fruit. What do you get when you cross a strawberry and a pineapple? A pineberry, of course.

Some seven years ago the pineberry was taken from its native South America and grown commercially in glasshouses by Dutch company VitalBerry BV. Today pineberries are available in supermarkets throughout Europe and, like most designer-fruits, the pineberry is trademarked and has its own wikipedia page.

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  • I have been growing this variety since May 2011, and as yet have not had any fruit as the season effectively came to an end around the time I got the plants. I am growing off the runners in anticipation of next year. I have blogged about this. I have tried the fruit, purchasing it from Waitrose and was impressed. I cannot wait until the fruiting season next year!

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