Strawberry farms in Dahu Township cover 400 hectares and brings over 600 million revenue to the local community annually. Strawberries have brought hope to the remote rural village and numerous business opportunities to the local community.
¡@In fact, Dahu Township is not the first place in Taiwan that grew strawberries. Tamsui in Taipei is the first place to produce strawberries; however, the strawberries tasted sour and were mainly used to produce jelly and ice cream.
¡@Strawberries were introduced to Dahu around 1958 and were used to make ice cream in the early period. In 1982, a Japanese strain, Chunsiang, was introduced to Dahu. The strawberry farm later was open for fruit picking and established the first example of tourist fruit farm in Taiwan.
¡@There were hundreds of Dahu tourist strawberry farms in the peak time of strawberry plantation. Two thirds of the labor force in Dahu Township were involved in strawberry-related jobs. Dahu Township was Taiwan's "Strawberry Kingdom."