|Original Material was found in France and cultivated by the Dutch|
The strawberry originally came in two colors, white (South America ) and red, (North America). The two varieties crossbred, and over the last three hundred years we have come to know only the red variety. The Dutch Company
|Do they really grow this tall?|
The berry starts off green then turns white as it ripens.The plant is very aromatic. The berry has the texture of a strawberry but tastes like a pineapple. At this moment, it is mostly a novelty because the pineberries are less than one inch long and each plant does not yield many berries. Hopefully with the advent of hyperponic planting, and time, this will change.
“Pineberries were bred from a wild strawberry originating in South America where it grew wild, but was nearly extinct until 2003, when a group of Dutch farmers banded together to save the plant. The Pineberry is said to have the same genetic makeup as the common strawberry. When ripe, it is almost completely white, but with red seeds. A pineberry is smaller than a common strawberry, measuring between 15 to 23 mm. They are grown in glasshouses, growing on coir like other strawberries. Pineberries begin life as green berries, then become slightly white. By the time their deeply set seeds turn deep red, the white fruit is deemed ripe.” – Wikipedia
|Not inexpensive product|
Getting these babies to the United States will not be easy. You will have to find someone in the UK willing to ship them to you, and hope that the package is not opened by custom authorities.I personally contacted one of the UK suppliers to ask them how long these plants could remain in a box before dying.
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|Would they survive a trip to the USA?|