The biggest pleasures are picking your own strawberries and tasting their sweetness when they are as fresh as possible. [Photo from Wuxi Tourism Bureau]
As winter approaches, the best season for strawberries has arrived. Yet the biggest pleasures are picking your own strawberries and tasting their sweetness when they are as fresh as possible.
Here are several recommended places in Wuxi where you can get a feel for the process and pick up the freshest strawberries.
Yang's Strawberry Ecological Park
杨氏草莓生态园 （Yangshi Caomei Shengtai Yuan）
Yang's Strawberry Ecological Park, located near Doushan Agriculture Ecological Park, is known as the backyard garden of Wuxi and has been running for many years.
Set on more than 10 hectares, the park has several strawberry varieties such as red cheeks, originally from Japan, and pineberry, a rare local variety.
Yang's Strawberry Ecological Park can hold more than 100 visitors at the same time.
Address: Dongfang Bridge, Bashi, Xibei town, Xishan district, Wuxi (near Xifeng Sinopec gas station)
Strawberry base of Wuxi Modern Agriculture Expo Park
无锡现代农业博览园草莓基地（Wuxi Xiandai Nongye Bolanyuan Caomei Jidi）
The strawberry base of Wuxi Modern Agriculture Expo Park, located on the north side of Jiaoshan Mountain in Wuxi's Anzhen, is the largest planting base for multi-variety strawberries in Wuxi. It is also the demonstrative base for strawberry planting techniques.
Address: 50 meters west of the opposite side of the north gate of Wuxi Modern Agriculture Expo Park, Xibei district, Wuxi
Nie's Strawberry Park
聂氏草莓园 （Nieshi Caomei Yuan）
Nie's Strawberry Park is in Xibei town in Wuxi's Xibei district. It has a history of more than 10 years in planting and scientific research of this tasty fruit since it first introduced and started cultivating strawberries in 2007.
Nie's Strawberry Park uses 66.67 ha for planting strawberries and the park can offer various kinds of fresh fruits for over six months.
Address: opposite 2 Tuanjie North Road, Xibei town, Xishan district, Wuxi (inside Chenyi Farmland)
Mashan Milky Strawberry Park
马山牛奶草莓园 （Mashan Niunai Caomei Yuan）
With a planting area of 3.33 ha, Mashan Milky Strawberry Park is the oldest strawberry park in Wuxi and is near Lingshan Grand Buddha scenic area. On weekends, you also can get up early and have a bowl of noodles in Lingshan Mountain before picking some fruit.
Address: 58 Hushan Road, Binhu district, Wuxi
Shangpin Strawberry Park
尚田草莓园 （Shangpin Caomei Yuan）
Located in Wanma village in Luoshe town, Shangpin Strawberry Park cultivates strawberries with improved breeding methods. The planting process doesn't require the spraying of pesticides, sodium cyclamate or swelling agents. Strawberries in the park can be eaten without extra cleaning.
Address: Wanma village, Luoshe town, Huishan district, Wuxi
Houqiao Ecological Strawberry Park
厚桥生态草莓园 （Houqiao Shengtai Caomei Yuan）
Houqiao Ecological Strawberry Park plants more than 50 mu (3.33 ha) strawberries and the annual production of each mu (0.07 ha) has reached 1,500 kilograms.
Address: 50 meters south of the Houqiao branch of Agricultural Bank of China in Xishan district, Wuxi