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Pear tree pickers

Discussion in 'Edible Gardening' started by Howard Stone, Aug 6, 2019.

  1. Howard Stone

    Howard Stone Gardener

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    Anyone got any experience with fruit pickers on long poles like this? Are there any brands which you know work well?

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  2. Marley Farley

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    Hi @Howard Stone we have one of the ones in your 2nd picture and we find it really easy as once fruit has dropped in it is difficult to drop it.. I would be concerned that it would be easier to drop the fruit with the grabber one when manoeuvring around branches..
     
  3. Howard Stone

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    Thanks but it didn't work for me. First the bag ripped on the first use. And second, the plucker rips off quite a lot of branch with the fruit -- maybe pear trees are more brittle than apples.

    Back to amazon it goes for a refund.
     
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    • Marley Farley

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      I am lucky Howard mine are grown espalier against a wall now so either use the bag catcher one or send grandson up ladder to pick by hand. ;) Good luck in your hunt.. :SUNsmile:
       
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