Pineberries are actually the oldest strawberry variety. Originally strawberries were white in South America (Fragaria chiloensis) and red in North America (Fragariea virginiana).
In 2010 the pineberry was introduced on April 1st in the UK. Many media thought it was an April fools’ joke and believed the pineberry did not exist. However when it turned out the introduction of the pineberry was for real, this special strawberry got a lot of media attention.