Fragaria x 'Natural Albino'

Pine Berry (Hula Berry): Patent US Plant Patent #24332

Categories: Small Fruits

This variety was recently released by Dr. Hans De Jongh, a Dutch strawberry breeder, who has worked with old pineberry varieties and traditional breeding practices to increase berry size, yield and overall performance. His work led to the release of this distinct and improved Natural Albino Pineberry®. The Pineberry offers dramatic color, excellent flavor and aroma, and a unique small berry (about the size of a nickel)


More About Fragaria x 'Natural Albino'

  • a white strawberry-like fruit

The Pineberry is not self-fertile... it needs pollen from a different variety to produce its distinctive fruit. We have chosen a red variety, Sonata Strawberry (U.S. Plant Patent #18,000) for cross pollination. It is another Dutch variety known for its distinctive flavor.


Height:

4-8 in

Spread:

2-3 ft

Spacing:

12-18 in

Hardiness Zone:

4-8

Fragaria x 'Natural Albino' Characteristics

Attributes

  • Mass Plant
  • Small / Miniature
  • Container
  • Orchard Plant
  • Edging
  • Ground Cover

Exposure

  • Sun Tolerant
  • Morning Sun / Afternoon Shade

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Rapid

Nature Attraction

  • Butterflies

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Late Spring / Early Summer

Bearing/Fruiting Time

  • Late season
  • Mid season

Flower Color

  • White

Fruit

  • white

Fruit Qualities

  • sweet
  • juicy

Fruiting Attributes

  • antique variety
  • heavy bearer
  • vigorous grower
  • large size
  • good for eating
  • good for cooking/baking