Birtamod, March 27 -- Manjil Roman was working in Dubai when he heard that farmers were growing strawberries in Bhagudubba, Bahradashi rural municipality. He returned home last week, and one of the first things he did was to go to the farm to buy the fruit.

Another fan, Binod Rajbanshi, visits Bhagudubba twice a week to enjoy strawberries with his friends. Locals of Rajgadh, Chakchaki, Dangibari, Ghailabubba, Goldhap, Gherabari and Birtamod often go to the farm to taste strawberries.

The Golyan Group of Kathmandu bought 32 bighas of land in Bhagudubba and started commercial strawberry farming on 25 bighas.

The strawberry crop planted between mid-October and mid-January is starting to bear fruit, said Bibek Shukla, a technician at the G...