Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Next year you'll mostly be eating white strawberries

[ via Mail Online ] 27 Dec

For the lovers of strawberries, the year 2012 will bring strange , yet exciting news. Instead of red strawberries, we will get a chance to eat the Pineberries - the White Strawberry with a distinctive tropical flavour reminiscent of pineapple, hit the shops last year but is set to dominate fruit sales this summer.

More than 3,000 plants have been sent to garden centres hoping to grow the unusual fruit, which has flesh as white as the cream poured over traditional strawberries.

While the fruit is sweet and juicy enough to eat, the flesh is almost totally white but studded with red seeds - the reverse of the usual variety.

Experts believe this coming year will see a trend for the strawberries, as well as other unusual veg such as purple majesty potatoes.

Read more: Mail Online


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