Da Lat temperate climate and suitable land produce a uniquely aromatic strawberry with special fragrance and taste, said Da Lat resident Nguyen Hoang Vinh, who has been growing the fruit for some 30 years.
The main strawberry crop starts in the dry season from November to April the following year, Vinh said, noting that with favourable conditions and climate, the fruit here is fresh and beautiful with high quality, firm and sweet. It has become a must-try fruit for many visitors and travellers to this Central Highland city.
The fruit was brought to Da Lat by the French in the early 20th century, making Da Lat the oldest location in Vietnam to grow these tasty strawberries, Vinh said.
Strawberry has now become the main crop of Da Lat and its surrounding areas. Great quantities of quality fruits are supplied to markets and supermarkets nationwide, Vinh said.
“It not only helps farmers earn stable monthly income but also their gardens lure a lot of guests to tour and pick the fruits. This has helped to promote the development of tourism to Da Lat so much,” he said.