Natures forgotten creations and cross pollinated gems. The wonderful world of berries.
Strawberry Pineberry is a hybrid-cross variety with fragrant, white flesh fruit, with red seeds, and white blooms. Beautiful in appearance with flavor notes of strawberry and pineapple. If grown in full sun, fruit may have a blush tint. Fruit is best consumed cold. Requires a red strawberry to pollinate in order to fruit.
Select a sunny section ensuring that the soil is well drained and friable. For best results add animal manure and compost. Cultivate thoroughly. Plant 30cm apart. Water well until established.
Alternatively strawberry plants can be planted through black plastic. This reduces both weeds and watering while keeping the fruit clean. For small gardens strawberries can be grown in baskets and tubs. For best results use a premium potting mix and liquid feeding after plants are established.
Strawberries need to be harvested regularly every three or four days as this enables new fruit to develop to full maturity