Last Updated on January 3, 2021 by woodcutter
Fruit picker is one of the simplest way to gather fruits as it sounds. Fruit picking is usually done for recreational purposes, and other people tend to work and get paid for fruit picker job. Its a challenging human work but with fruit picker it’s more easily.
Those tools are designed with a lightweight material that tends to reduce strains and tiredness. It has a basket that captures a fruit without braking, usually noticed for its long length pipe material to reach those unreachable fruits. A human hand cannot reach a fruit that is more than 5 meters; therefore, to reach the fruit, you need this tool.
Here’s how a fruit picker works with its amazing feature does.
● Picker Prongs
Fruit picker has picker prongs. These are hooks attached at the far top end of a pipe. They are designed to hook a fruit that you want by holding the fruit picker and placing the prongs above the fruit that you have selected.
● Padded Basket
A padded basket is also attached at closing down the picker prongs. The padded basket captures fruits that are being dropped down using picker prongs. On the other hand, it can be designed with a cushion inside to prevent the fruit from fruit bruises.
This is usually designed with a lightweight material, easily adjustable into different sections to reach fruits that are on higher height. It holds up both the padded basket and picker prongs.
In short, a fruit picker consists of picker prongs, a padded basket, and a pipe. To use the tool, you hold up the pipe, and while holding you place the picker prongs above a fruit, when the fruit is hooked, you lightly pull on, then the fruit falls direct into the basket. Therefore it’s make the picking task to be easier and fun. And it provides with a plenty of benefits.
Benefits of Fruit Picker Tool
A Fruit Picker Tool is not something fancy. It’s just a simple tool that makes it easier for someone to collect different types of fruits. Long back, I tried to climb a mango tree, but while I was about to reach the top, I fell straight to a stone. I suffered a tremendous ankle injury; it made me hate climbing trees again. Later this year, I found an idea of a fruit picker pole with cutter on the internet to create a homemade fruit picker tool, since to date, I’m still using this tool, no more injuries with climbing.
Here are the benefits of having this tool in hand:
No strains and tiredness
More energy used when climbing trees can strain and make you feel tired, with a fruit picker less or no strains and tiredness involve even when you hold the stick for an extended period.
You don’t need a ladder
Ladders are expensive, and at the same time, they are usually used on level surfaces while fruit pickers are cheaper, portable, stretchable, and long.
The fruits won’t be damaged
The basket that is fixed on the long stick helps to catch the fruit when you hook it. It is essential for those supermarkets who don’t want fruits that are damaged.
It can adjust the length to react with the height of a fruit. You don’t need to stand on the tip of your toes trying to reach the fruits with your hands.
Time is money; it is time-saving to use a fruit picker tool rather than taking ages to climb trees, stone fruits, or whatever hard time-wasting method you can use.
The fruit picker tool is safe to use. Why is that?. I learned that climbing trees isn’t safe at all since the day that I fall and break my ankle; with this tool, no injuries may arise since there will be no climbing or stoning fruits.
How to Store or Maintain a Fruit Picker
Dirt, bacteria, and odors can build up to a dense level if a fruit picker tool isn’t properly cleaned after use. So proper cleaning is thoroughly needed to remove bacteria, dirt, and odors. It is pivotal to establish a routine for maintaining by cleaning the tools and the place there are stored.
When picking up fruits, we know that other spoiled juices can be produced when the fruit is damaged, which causes bacteria, later causing odors. After each use, you are recommended to properly clean the tool with either a disinfectant liquid or another cleaning detergent, which is best for killing bacteria and odors.
After cleaning a fruit picker, it is a wise idea to clean a place where you store your tools. Adequately cover your fruit picker with a cloth to avoid dust from getting into the basket.
Fruit Picking Tips
- Before picking fruits from trees, remove all fallen fruit from the ground to separate those you will pick. The reason for the separation is that fruits that are already on the ground are contaminated. They should be thrown away. Mostly contaminated fruits may cause the spread of pests.
- When picking up fruits using a fruit picker, you have to start picking from lower branches of a tree to avoid certain fruit damages or fruit falling from upper branches.
- While picking, makes sure that the picker’s padded basket is facing you; it allows fruits to fall in the basket directly. Additionally, the stem should break easily from the branches. Avoiding force pulling of the fruit branches is vital because sometimes the fruit may be likely not ripe.
- After picking, make sure to place picked fruits gently in a container to avoid damages. It is recommended to replace your container regularly to avoid dripping fruits.
- Rather than keeping damaged fruits with good ones, you should separate containers. Keeping them may spoil other good fruits.
- Finally, wash these fruits only when you need to eat them; if you want to eat later, store in a cool place without washing them. Note that unwashed fruits live longer than washed fruits.
Overall, I’ve given you the solution on how does a fruit picker work. Now it’s time for you to focus on ordering your tool. These tools are rarely found in stores so you can simple check them on Amazon and other trustworthy online stores. No more climbing or using a ladder, which may bring stress or injure you.
Also, you can create your own homemade with home items and brawl materials. Very cheap to make using store-bought items. Although the homemade fruit picker may not be pretty enough, it will work the same as the one bought from stores.