Are blue strawberries real? This is everything you need to know about blue strawberries + how you can create them at home.
While “Blue Strawberry” might appear to be the latest trend in gastro-hipsterism, these seemingly imminent delicacies, unfortunately, have no roots in reality.
In fact, according to Snopes’ research, this delectable blue fruit is nothing more than a clever hoax generated by Photoshop’s innovative color-replacing feature. Crazy, I know.
Despite being an impossibility, blue strawberries have become a sought-after curiosity, and actually, some seeds can be purchased from popular e-commerce sites.
Unfortunately for buyers, however, reviews of the product tend to lean on the negative side – most likely due to unsuccessful attempts at germination or misunderstandings regarding what they were purchasing.
In one Amazon listing containing only 2.5 stars, half of those ratings resulted from customers who had experienced dissatisfaction.
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Why there might be some truth behind the myth
Have you ever heard of the mysterious legend of blue strawberries? Supposedly, they were born out of an experiment in which scientists fused genes from Arctic flounder and regular strawberries to create a freeze-resistant fruit capable of enduring colder climates.
While this scientific endeavor is a reality, there needs to be an indication that it resulted in any vibrant azure berries – nor are modified seeds available for purchase.
If you’re looking to get creative with blue berries, it’s better to rely on something other than engineering or seed-buying.
Instead, a few drops of food coloring can transform ordinary strawberries into something extraordinary – or if your artistic side has more sway over the process, then Photoshop might be the best choice!
Frequently asked questions about strawberries
It’s impossible for strawberries to be naturally blue. The idea cam from a hoax that has since be debunked.
Strawberries can be white, golden slightly purple, bright red and pink.