Undoubtedly very rarely in the markets, you will find this very delicious fruit, but you have the option to raise them yourself in your garden because they are very easy to grow. They will surprise you with their wonderful taste and high nutritional value.
In Europe, for the first time white strawberries were brought by one European sailor from South America, but nearly a century earlier in 1650 another European sailor first brought the red strawberries from North America (then they were called red scarlets).
Fragaria Ananassa – the most sought after and most famous type of strawberry nowadays. These species were created spontaneously with one idea in 1750 to cross these two types of strawberries, where two types of seedlings were obtained: white and red.
Those red berries that are obtained are called strawberries and are male, while those white berries that are obtained are known as pineberries and are female.
The slightly more specific and more laborious way to grow pineberries has made them harder to produce and almost as they have entirely disappeared from the markets, while the self-pollination ability of the red strawberries has led them to obtain much higher yields and therefore they have the central place in commercial representation.
Dutch grower Hans de Jongh patented a variety of white strawberries about 20 years ago and called it “Natural Albino,” but this is not a genetically modified pineberry breed, but he got this variety through selective breeding. Since that time, pineberries have become very popular.
These fruits had a distinctive and interesting look that differed from the appearance of red strawberries with yellow seeds. Pineberries have a white, pale look with beautiful red seeds.
If you want to taste fruit that has a refreshing flavor between pineapple and strawberry, then pineberries are the right choice for you.
Some people have a strong attitude that pineberries are much more delicious and more nutritious than ordinary red strawberries, and are rich in terms of the presence of antioxidants, vitamin C, and vitamin A.
Pineberries are again popular and demanded to be purchased after a period of nearly ten years, and this has just been reported by Waitrose – the British chain of markets.
New York is one of the few cities in the United States, which has specialized stores for organic and healthy foods where you can buy pineberries, while in other cities in U.S. markets, the likelihood of finding pineberries is very small.
On the NaturalLivingIdeas.com site you will find some tips on how to easily grow them yourself:
Pineberries are fruits that you can not just plant the seeds and expect yields such as the strawberry case, but you have to pay special attention and time to them.
Near the pineberries, you have to plant strawberries to pollinate pineberries.
With this way of planting strawberries and pineberries in the same seedlings, you will not only prolong the season of strawberry yields but will also provide steady growth of pineberries and good and tasty fruit and yield.
In extremely hot or cold weather, pineberries can also be grown in pots at home, but they can also be brought up in zones 4 – 8 according to USDA where you have appropriate weather conditions for their breeding throughout the United States.
It is necessary for the soil to be adequately wet almost continuously, but it should be provided with adequate conditions for proper soil drainage.
Also, for their breeding, you need to select a soil just like the soil for growing strawberries, or you can create an ideal soil yourself in a very simple way:
• 10 parts peat moss
• 4 parts compost
• 10 parts sterile potting soil
• 1 part sand
• 8 parts perlite
The most suitable soil is the one with a pH of 5.5 to 6.5, significantly acidic because pineberries are forest plants. For their growth and cultivation, they need to be influenced by direct sunlight for 6 hours or indirect light for 8-10 hours. This is especially important if you grow pineberries in pots.
There should be enough space for the roots, so when planting, you need to separate them within a distance of 12 inches. When you notice that they receive some pale pink color, then you can freely pick them up, and during the summer you need to fertilize them with a liquid fertilizer.
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