Pineberry 'White Dream'
pineberry White Dream
- Position: full sun
- Soil: any soil
- Rate of growth: fast-growing
- Other features: tasty white fruit
- Hardiness: fully hardy
During the last summer, a well-known supermarket was selling these delicious and unusual fruits for around 25-30p per berry - and they were still in big demand! Now that the plants are available (they have only recently been released onto the market) you can grow your own. The juicy and sweet fruits are a taste sensation - just like strawberries but with the flavour of pineapple. It is the result of a cross between two different strawberry plants, one from South America and the other from North America. It flowers in May, and then the fruits appear, green at first but then ripening to white with deep red seeds. Ready to harvest in June, the fruits are rarely eaten by the birds as they do not think they look ripe, so you usually will not need to net them.
- Garden care: It prefers a sunny spot. In winter, protect the crowns with straw or glass.
Reviewed by 2 customers
Displaying reviews 1-2
- Accurate Instructions
Comments about Pineberry 'White Dream':
The plants were well packaged and healthy when they arrived. I had ordered them as part of a project that I was completing with my class of Y3 primary pupils. We planted them in the school garden and they were well tended by enthusiastic, budding gardeners. Sadly no fruit was produced.
- Your Gardening Experience:
- No Fruit
- No Fruit
Comments about Crocus Pineberry 'White Dream':
I've had this plant for over a year and unfortunately it hasn't produced any fruit. I'm sure it's my fault and I haven't done something right! If anyone has any tips please share!
However, it is a beautiful plant with lovely white flowers!
- Your Gardening Experience:
- Real novice
Do you want to ask a question about this?If so, click on the button and fill in the box below. We will post the question on the website, together with your alias (bunnykins, digger1, plantdotty etc etc) and where you are from (Sunningdale/Glasgow etc). We'll also post the answer to your question!
Q:does it self-polinate?Asked on 2/11/2015 by Ida from United Kingdom
For the a good crop of pineberries it is best to have a normal strawberry plant nearby for pollination purposes.
Hope this helps.Answered on 3/11/2015 by Anonymous from crocus
Q:I bought white dream plants from you,planted as instructed one in greenhouse and two outside. They have all grown very strong plants but no fruit,just3 tiny pink lumps pretending to be fruit! They have all dozens of trailing stalks (with roots) a few of which I have potted up. Would these take the strength from the plants and stop them fruiting ? They all look very healthy otherwiseAsked on 26/7/2015 by loveflowers from llandudno North Wales
It is quite possible that the plants are concentrating their energies on producing leafy growth rather than fruit - particularly if you are using a fertiliser that is rich in nitrogen. If you want to push them into fruit production, then you should be feeding them with a high potash fertiliser such as Tomorite.Answered on 27/7/2015 by Helen from crocus
Wildlife-friendly gardens are not only more interesting as you can watch all the comings and goings, but they are often more productive as many creatures will help increase pollination. Garden ponds act as a magnet to dragonflies and damsel flies, along wRead full article
If you do nothing else...water new plants. Make sure new additions do not suffer during dry spells. Plant up summer containers bedding once the threat of frosts has passed. Feed container plants about six weeks after planting. If it’s a nice day...trim heRead full article
Frost tender plants can be encouraged to grow far more quickly under cloches and one group of plants, the cucurbits, benefit from the extra warmth overnight. This allows them to photosynthesise for longer and squash, courgette and outdoor cucumber plantsRead full article