As the story goes, experience will certainly be an advantage when tomato picking. Once you get the hang of the technique your productivity will increase and day one will soon be forgotten. Work can be long, tiring and repetitive with extensive exposure to the sun, so remember to hydrate and stay cool!
Tomato Picking Tips
It’s not rocket science when picking the tomatoes, simply grab the ripened fruit and twist it until it has been snapped off from the vine. You can also use clippers by cutting the stem extremely close to the tomato. The beauty with tomatoes is the ripen from the inside, so if it looks ready it’s ready! Remember to ask your farmer or working hostels for any handy tips or information
Tomato Picking Locations
Bowen, Echuca, Gatton, Bairnsdale, Donnybrook
Cobram, Carnarvon, Childers, Boonah,
Murgon, Bundaberg, Ayr, Stanthorpe
Ulverstone, Laidley, Shepparton, Griffith
Things you’ll need
Work will be in hot conditions so remember to stay cool and hydrated unless you’re working in a Greenhouse.
- Non slip sturdy footwear.
- Long Pants or Shorts
- Long-sleeved shirt
- Broad Brimmed Hat
Did you know?
Tomatoes are fruit! Yep that’s right!
People new to fruit picking typically take a couple of days to develop their picking technique, during which the pay may not seem so rewarding for the effort. As you progress and perfect your technique you’ll become more and in turn the quantity you pick. When you’re picking more, you’re earning more! Pay can also be paid hourly, rates differ from farm to farm but you should expect to earn approximately $15-$20 per hour.