My Pineberry is Fruiting

I was checking over the garden and I noticed that my Pineberry is fruiting. I almost missed it since they are so very small. I estimate that the largest one is no bigger than my thumbnail. Teeny tiny!

And also the flowers have had a tendency to droop their heads to the ground so the fruit is almost impossible to see. But, yes they are indeed fruiting. They are a greeny-yellow colour with a blush on the one side that is turned to the sun. The seeds are very dark red and it's this 'back to front' colour that gives it such a strange look.

They look like unripe Strawberries but when you pick them and eat them they are soft and extremely juicy. They do taste a little of Pineapple. But really, they taste more of Strawberry I think. Maybe that's because they look like Strawberries and my brain is confused... but I think they taste more of Strawberry than Pineapple.

And…they are also sending out lots and lots of runners. Usually, my Strawberries get the fruiting over and done with and then concentrate on producing runners. But the Pineberries have decided to get everything over with at once and they’re doing both. I’m busy potting them up so that I can double my crop next year and give some away to gardening friends. Form an orderly queue now.

2 Comments on “My Pineberry is Fruiting

  1. I’ve just removed 5 runners from my strawberry plant, so this is timely. How do you pot them on? It’s hard to tell from your pic. Do you just bury up to the leaves and then let the shoot stick out the other end?

  2. Dont remove from the main plant until roots are established leafy leith.

    When the shots appear make sure they are in contact with earth and they will send down roots then you can remove and pot up.