Grown in glasshouses, pineberries start off green, gradually turning paler as they ripen.
When 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.
Discovered wild in South America and rescued from extinction by Dutch farmers...they are smaller than most commercially grown strawberries, measuring between 15 and 23mm across - slightly less than an inch.
The pineberry is said to combine the shape and texture of a strawberry with a flavour and smell closer to that of a pineapple.
I want some. I just had part of a cherimoya with lunch, but I could still use some of these berries. After all, variety IS the spice of life. Or is it cumin? *swish*
Thanks to Dante, who was the first to successfully grow strawapples but a plague of locusts wiped them out. Just like in the Bible.