Fruit picking in Beijing has become more and more popular with the improvement in ordinary people’s living standards. Of a rich variety of fruits picking, Beijing strawberry picking tops the fruit picking list, the only fruit picking in Beijing which people could experience in winter. The strawberry picking period lasts from late December till next June in Beijing.
Strawberries are an easy plant to grow, and can be grown almost anywhere in the world. In Beijing there are also numerous strawberry farms here and there, of which the strawberry farm operated by Beijing Tianyi Strawberry Ecology is most favored by the strawberry picking lovers in Beijing.
Established in the year 2001, Tianyi Strawberry Ecology is Beijing’s key agricultural enterprise, the only enterprise with the certificate of organic strawberry planting in China. The Tianyi Strawberry Farm has become the strawberry developing model by China Strawberry Association and one of the largest strawberry plants raising bases.
Now Tianyi Strawberry Ecology operates three strawberry planting bases – Tianyi Strawberry Garden and Tianyi Peach & Strawberry Garden. Tianyi Strawberry Garden is located in the south of Xingshou Village in Changping Disctric of Beijing. Tianyi Peach & Strawberry Garden is located to the northwest of China Aviation Musuem Changping district of Beijing.
Tianyi Strawberry Garden has 150 strawberry greenhouses and 50 water melon greenhouses, specialised in organic strawberry and Ukraine cherry planting. Tianyi Peach & Strawberry Garden has 1500 greenhouses and over 100,000 sightseeing peach tress, covering the planting of organic strawberries and vegetables.
The 7th International Strawberry Symposium will be held 18 -22 Feb, 2012 with its exhibition area at the Strawberry Expo Garden, just a few steps from Tianyi Strawberry Garden. Tianyi Strawberry Garden is designated as one of the major visiting strawberry gardens. So Tianyi strawberry Garden will present to the world its excellent strawbrries, strawberry planting skill, strawberry processing products and strawberry marketing concepts.
On Dec 28, 2012 we visited Tianyi Strawberry Garden in the very early morning. Well just follow us in the strawberry garden. Tianyi Strawberry Garden is located Xingshou Township of Changping District in the north of Beijing city. It takes around 40 mintes van ride from the downtown Beijing.
Tianyi Strawberry Garden is actually a farmland dotted with rows of greenhouses where strawberries, cherries or other fruit trees are grown. By the entrance, there is a strawberry exhibition center. It looks quite shabby, due to the early winter low picking season.
A farm security guard is excited at our early morning visit and insists in posing before our camera for a photo with his dog.
This is the main road in Tianyi Strawberry Garden and most of the greenhouses are located on both sides of the main road.
Escorted by a local sales mamager, we turn right from the main road on to a branch road flanked by rows of greenhouses.
Now we are inside a greenhouse. Here strawberry planting uses the plasticulture system. In this method, raised beds are formed and covered with plastic to prevent weed growth and erosion.
Covered with plastic to prevent weed growth and erosion, the strawberry flowers and baby strawberries.
Strawberry flowers and baby strawberries
A farm worker is cultivating on the strawberry raised beds.
This is the fruits weighing and charging center where people get their pikced fruits weighed and charged.
During strawberry or other fruits picking time, specially on the weekends, urban residents would flock here for the fun of fruit picking. Then all of them would come here inside the glass house to have their trophies weighed and charged.
pikcked fruits weighed and charged here
As the signboard on the wall says “Bring home Health and Happiness”.
For more information on fruit picking in Beijing, please visit Beijing Fruit Picking.