How to Grow Pineberries

My Pineberry plants arrived. Ten of them in total, in a teeny tiny little bag inside a teeny box. When I unwrapped them I found out why. They are indeed like small Strawberries. Each was no more than four or five centimetres long.

I planted them straight away in the sunniest part of the garden, in a patch that I manured in Autumn. They should like it there. I had a few spare so I planted the extra ones in a large terracotta pot and put it underneath my Grapevine on the South-facing wall. They’ll probably need some watering when Summer comes.

Here are the basics on how to grow them.
Courtesy of Mow it, Sow it, Grow it.

How to plant

  • Prepare the soil by digging over, removing any perennial weeds and adding manure.
  • Place the Pineberry plants every 30cm in rows that are 30 cm apart.
  • Plant with the crown at soil level and water well.
  • Check the plants every other day during the ripening period.
  • Regularly hoe between the rows and individual plants.

Caring for Pineberries

  • From May place straw in the rows and under the fruit to suppress weeds and prevent the fruit lying on the ground. This also keeps snails at bay!
  • If you can’t get straw use polythene sheeting.
  • Well rotted horse manure applied just after winter and once more just before growing will ensure a great crop.
  • Pick regularly to encourage growth.

So, they’re in. The newest addition to My Tiny Plot – Pineberries.

6 Responses to “How to Grow Pineberries”

  1. Davidon 18 Feb 2012 at 4:52 pm

    Welcome to the club! Sunny patch and well manured, your plants should grow lovely there.

    My only concern is the size of the Pineberry plants, they are really tiny – we only sell them when there about three times bigger and in 10cm pots.

    I would suggest you cover them for a few weeks just until the worst of the weather has passed then they should be a bit bigger and more established.

    Any more questions just ask away! :-)

  2. rae of sunshineon 19 Feb 2012 at 6:22 am

    I have mine on order – we can see how they grow in sunny France. I ordered mine after reading your post and have been telling the kids about a strawberry that will not taste like one which will grow in our garden this year.

  3. gazon 20 Feb 2012 at 9:04 pm

    I had never heard of pineberrys before so a quick google for more info and they sound great. May have to find some space in our “working area” of the garden for some!


  4. Beckyon 21 Feb 2012 at 6:12 pm

    Hi MTP,
    I don’t know if you know, but your blog is only sort of working! If you type in and miss out the www. then it comes up with this error message:

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    Hope that makes more sense to you.

  5. Hedging Supplieron 22 Feb 2012 at 2:48 pm

    I have yet to try a white strawberry, especially one tasting of pineapple! We might give theses a try in Cornwall…

  6. lorion 09 Mar 2012 at 7:31 pm

    Can you please tell me where I can get some pineberry plants? I am very interested in getting them for my father-in-law who loves to plant strawberries and such. I think it would be a great new addition to his gardening.

    Thank you!

    Lori Jarrett