Strawberry Farm – Nuwara Eliya
Strawberries are grown in open areas and polytunnels in the Nuwara Eliya District. Two of the most famous plantations are located in Ambewela and Ragala, and both are about 30 minutes drive from Nuwara Eliya.
Although the initial planting season for strawberries begins in September, the nursery preparation method starts fresh with farming mother stock. Served with the utmost care, these mother plants start shooting branches a few weeks after planting, which are then separated and potted in preparation for bed farming.
Greenhouse construction involves carefully laying gradients for proper effluent, mulch for suitable weed/pest cover and dripper methods for fertigation - a few of the multiple features covered meticulously in this period. As we call the formation of the soil and Area, Land and bed preparation is an arduous task requiring much precision and time.