A group of scientists in Queensland, Australia have been wasting the past decade creating a coconut-flavored pineapple known as the AusFestival pineapple. The whole thing was an accident perpetuated by horticulturalist Garth Senewski, who described the fruit’s origin thusly:
“When we’re doing the breeding, we’re not actually looking for a coconut-flavoured pineapple or any other particular flavour. We’re looking for a nice flavoured pineapple. We’re looking for a variety that is sweet, low acid and aromatic.”
The f*ck up led to a creation that “has this lovely coconut flavor, which you won’t find in any other pineapple in Australia.” Now that you have the news, you can begin waiting for this thing to become commercially available, which reportedly won’t happen for several years.
(DM via DVICE)