Go strawberry picking to eat as many fully, ripe strawberries as you can. A popular activity during the winter and spring is strawberry picking, which allows you to pick and eat strawberries on your own. There are several strawberry farms in Takamatsu. From January to early June, these farms bustle with many people trying to enjoy the spring delicacy ahead of others.
I entered the greenhouse and found myself surrounded by the sweet and sour aroma of strawberries. And it was warm! I was told that the temperature in the greenhouse was kept at around 24 degrees centigrade, which is appropriate for growing strawberries. Not having to worry about coldness or the weather is another advantage of strawberry picking.
Some of the spaces between rows are wide enough for wheelchair users and people with baby carriages to enjoy picking strawberries.
The strawberry beds are elevated, so you can pick the fruits easily while standing. They say that this method of growing strawberries makes them less likely to catch a disease or insect infestation, because they do not touch the ground.
They grow two types of strawberries. Either is available for picking, depending on the growth status.
At first taste, it was luscious and juicy! The sweet taste spread throughout my mouth. The farm staff said that these strawberries are easy for children to eat and popular among them.
I bit into one and felt a firm texture! With an impressive sweet and sour taste, these strawberries will be enjoyed by men and women of all ages.
When I was wondering which strawberry to pick, Mr. Hiroyuki Kawanishi, the representative of the farm, told me the key points about delicious strawberries.
“Only visitors to the farm can enjoy the fully ripe strawberries that are entirely red. The ones available in the market are shipped while some parts are still white, so that their color will change by the time they are displayed on the sales floor.”
I see! I should eat fully ripe strawberries because I am a visitor, who deserves them.
“Small strawberries have condensed sweetness, while large ones are filling. Please look for the strawberries that seem attractive to you.”
From among clusters of strawberries, extending all the way inside, you can pick and eat as many as you’d like. It is very exciting, just like a treasure hunt.
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料金：中学生以上 1,600円、小学生 1,200円、3歳～就学前 800円 ※3歳未満は無料
Strawberry Picking Reservation
Term : 3rd Jun – Middle of May
Closed : Monday
Time : 10:00-15:30
Fee : Junior high school students or older 1,600yen / primary school child 1,200yen / 3 years old
– preschool 800yen / less than 3 years old Free