How to Pick Fruit high up on Trees

How to Pick Fruit high up on Trees


Hello and a warm welcome back to HuwsNursery, and today we are here again in the orchard, and one of the problems that we used to have was that with the apple trees, the apples were too high to either reach to pick them or we couldn’t even get a ladder up, so then we brought one of these. And if you’re interested in getting one I’ve got the links to the websites in the video description. The aim of this is like an extendable picking tool and its got a twist and lock motion but I’ll go into more detail a bit later on. The idea of this is when you see and apple up high you place it on the apple and gently tug it and then it will fall into the net and we can put it in a cardboard box or wherever you want to store it. So let’s see this in action! Here is one of the apples which is too high, just go and pull it. Like that. Right so I can see a few apples up here, and lets just get one. Right so I’m going to give you a bit more of a detailed demonstration of this. First off when you are going to go looking for the apples, and you find it higher than this all you need to do is twist it at the top and then it releases it and you twist again to lock it into place and it will give you and extra 2 to 3 meters of height to harvest your apples. Now when you do get to the apple you wanna catch the stem in between one of the teeth so when you pull against it the apple can’t go anywhere and it is gonna pull off from the tree. Like that! And then it just drops into the bag and put this into one of our boxes. So how do you actually know and apple tree is ready to harvest? It is quite simple, all you need to do is to select all the apple, maybe this one here and if you just give it 2 twists and it breaks off, it shows the tree is ready for harvesting but this doesn’t mean that every apple is Ready for harvesting, this for example I twist but it isn’t ready to come off so I’ll leave that for a couple more days. This ensures that you have got the most sugars and nutrients in your apples and that they’re really ripe, and obviously they are going to taste better when you eat them. So, by making sure your apple trees are ready for picking just use the 2-twist method to see and then if it is you can then go in and harvest most of the tree. Sometimes it is a bit difficult when you’re trying to reach up with the long pole to pull of the apples which you can see they are sometimes hard to pull off, if you aren’t going to come back to the tree you might as well pick it off, but if you are going to come back it is best to actually leave it on for a couple more days so you don’t by accident break or tear-away any of the branches. So thank you very much for watching! I hope you found this video really interesting I quite enjoyed it, I’ve got a lot of apples to eat now and probably make a crumble or something so thanks again for watching! And I’ll see you again soon in another video, goodbye 🙂

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