It is time for all those on a diet, or watching those calories to breathe a sigh of relief. Because for the next few posts we will be taking a look at some rather healthy and chocolate free variety’s and breeds of fruit. So I thought today I would start with my favourite fruit, which is the common Strawberry…
Top 10 Strange, Rare and Unusual Strawberries
10 – Yangmei fruit
It might well be a sort of Lychee, but this is the fruit from the Chinese strawberry tree. Apparently, it tastes identical to strawberries hence its name, but it is sadly not. But that doesn’t stop people from calling it a Strawberry, and in the past it was classed as one as well. Until a more detailed analysis of the trees make up could be done.
9 – Giants
There is nothing unusual about the breed of this Strawberry, it is a common Australian variety, But with all the wet weather we had last year what it means is that water fruits like Strawberries can grow to rather gigantic sizes like this one that was found on SSS Strawberries farm, and it turns out they have found some of Australias biggest!
8 – Husk Tomatoes
What you are looking at might be officially be a tomato, but they are also known as Strawberry Husk Tomatoes because of their taste and growth style! But they are worth including in this list because apparently they get their name because they really do taste like Strawberries!
7 – Light Blue
These light blue ones apparently taste just like normal strawberries, but have an almost metallic shine to them as well. Maybe it is just the light on the strawberries, but they look amazing! If you fancy growing your own you can get the seeds from the site in the image link.
6 – Purple
With an odd plum style of taste these purple strawberries are beautiful on the eye as well as the tongue. I know you know think I am just making these up, but do check out the wiki page for strawberries that has all the information you will need on all of these strange and unusual strawberries.
5 – White
Having has the chance to try these the other day I can officially tell you that these are just as confusing on the eye as they are on the taste buds. With a strangely pineapple style taste you can seen see why people have taken up calling these Pineberries.
4 – Green
There will be some that call foul and say that this is nothing more than a unripe red strawberry. But you would be wrong and in fact this pickle tasting fruit is a breed of strawberry in its own right and definitely one of the strangest tasting ones you could ever try.
3 – Yellow
This is one of those rare breeds of strawberry that actually has a unique shape about it as well as its rather unusual colour. These strawberries tend to grow in longer pear style shapes rather than the simple rain drop shape making them that extra bit special.
2 – Black
People often confuse blackberries wit black strawberries because apart from size the are often identical in shape. But I can promise you a black strawberry is a black tasting strawberry, not a blackberry that does crow quite commonly here in the UK.
1 – Blue
Before all the “Photoshopped” calls come out let me confirm that this is indeed a real fruit, but will never be classed as one. Why? Because it has been genetically modified to be blue and the fruit list purists insist that has to have grown and evolved naturally in order to be classed as an official fruit. But you can still buy them and grow them yourself at home, and that to me makes it as real as I need it to be.