Introduction of the Spot

Pick up your scissors and harvest some strawberries
Make your own strawberry chocolate

Step into SchokoLake pass the iconic European chocolate wind castle, and you will see a vast chamber where a multitude of fruits are planted. Strawberries here are planted without chemicals, and Japanese harvesting techniques have been employed over 4 years to extract irrigation via the soil itself.

SchokoLake uses the tissue culture cultivation method where the tissue within the plant is developed into stem seedlings to breed new seedlings without diseases. In collaboration with professors at YuanPei University of Science and Technology, probiotics are used to strengthen the plant body, and the use of natural enemies help maintain the food chain within the ecology, physical deterrents to fruit fly infestation are implemented, making the strawberries more resistant to insect damage.

Wind and bees are the key factors in preventing deformed fruit. Therefore, bees are introduced during the flowering period to assist in pollination of the strawberries. Hu Kaihong, manager of SchokoLake, points out that bees are particularly sensitive to the environment. Only in a pesticide-free environment can bees fly and collect nectar freely. That also gives tourists peace of mind when they pick and taste them. It also changes the common perception that strawberries are always filled with pesticides.

Strawberry season starts in late November till mid-April the following year. During this period, the strawberry net chamber in SchokoLake will be open to visitors for fruit-picking. In addition to strawberries, peaches and tangerines are also for the picking. Freshly picked strawberries can be used to make DIY dried fruits, and mixed with chocolate to make strawberry chocolate.

Bookings are required for strawberry-picking activities. You may register at the orchard on the day itself. Accommodations are available, and those that stay overnight can also participate in guided tours where introductions to the netted chamber and relevant info will be given.

In addition, apart from strawberry plucking and DIY, a variety of strawberry products are available as souvenirs, such as strawberry milk, strawberry beer, strawberry wine, strawberry vinegar, among others. For a taste of strawberry dishes, you may order a strawberry salad, chocolate pot, or strawberry sandwiches made from fresh strawberries and butter.

使用網室栽種無農藥草莓,從土壤介質到灌溉水源方式,都是由日本傳授技術。 網室栽種搭配天敵生態鏈,可以有效避免草莓遭受蟲害。 除了草莓外,園區內也有種植葡萄、水蜜桃等多種水果。
遊客體驗採草莓樂趣。 在這裡可以品嘗到各種草莓飲品。 園區內設有伴手禮專區,有多種精美伴手禮提供遊客選擇。