White berries speckled with red seeds are aromatic and taste like pineapple.
An unusual, hard-to-find strawberry. Plants are vigorous and send out numerous runners. Berries are white, ornately speckled with red seeds, and are a bit bigger than other pineberry varieties. Aroma is outstanding and the pineapple flavor is pleasant and mild. Protect from direct hot sun to keep fruits from developing more pinkish hues. These Pineberries are not self-fertile, they need pollen from a different strawberry variety to produce their distinctive fruit, for best results plant with Fragola di Bosco or Strawberry Purple Wonder. Everbearing.
Choose a location with light, sandy, well-drained soil with plenty of organic matter or plant in containers. Set strawberry plants so that the crown is level with the soil surface. To grow in rows, space plants 18-24" apart in rows 3-5' apart. Runners will form new plants and eventually form a solid bed. Apply a light mulch to keep weeds down, conserve moisture and keep fruit clean. Watering is very important in early summer and in the fall.
Pick the fruit as it ripens, when fully red. Pick with a short piece of the stalk attached.
Regular picking will help maintain fruiting. Fruits are best eaten straight off the plants,
although they can be frozen or preserved.