Call me old-fashioned, but I think Mother Nature knows a thing or two about how to produce healthy and nutritious plants and fruit. Sometimes it may just be best to leave well enough alone. Unfortunately, the latest upside down strawberry project to come from the land down under has resulted in the world’s first bubblegum-flavored scientifically “engineered” strawberry variety: Rubygem.
Bubblegum is a delight to salivating mouths all over the world, just like strawberries are. Why combine the two into an unnatural Franken-fruit? Well, because it can be done, of course. They actually created the pseudo-food that is Franken Berry cereal too, you know. Maybe this is much ado about nothing. In fact, it probably is. But, as a True Believer in strawberries, I can’t help but think that mucking around with something so close to perfect is a bad thing. This creation has been exported from Australia to Turkey and is now invading Russia and Eastern Europe. You’ve been warned…
If you want more details, see the news article here: Bubblegum Strawberries
Franken Berry Monster Strawberries