Australia: Researchers unearth 'phenomenal' history of Gympie's century-old strawberry variety

As strawberries go it looks small and insignificant, but there is a phenomenal story behind one 113-year-old Australian variety; it involves a shipwreck, floods and garden tourism during a gold rush.

More than a century after the Phenomenal strawberry variety was developed, Queensland Government horticulturists have gifted a handful of the extremely rare plants to agricultural students in the district where they were first created.

Agriculture teacher at Gympie State High School, Bob Leitch, said the strawberry plant donation would assist students in learning about Gympie's local agricultural history.

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