Berries are best eaten fresh picked, so it’s the job of the picker to ensure they are picking the berries at the right time. Some berries will not ripen after being picked ( strawberries) while others will like blueberries so its essential to get the right training and understand how and when to pick your berries.
Berry Picking Tips
Firstly grasp the berry with your thumb and fingers – in a gentle manner and give it a light tug.
Dependant on which berry you are picking each will come off at a different stage. ( Check out our blueberry, raspberry and strawberry picking guides)
Continue this process until your hands are full, place the berries into a container and continually repeat this process.
Remember to be careful that you do not damage plants or fruit in or along the edge of the row with your feet or knees.
Berry Picking Locations
Batlow, Mount Barker, Byron Bay, Stanthorpe, Denmark, Tumbarumba, Deloraine
Mornington Peninsula, Albany, Huonville, Ulverstone, Devonport
Young, Burnie, Coffs Harbour, Yarra Valley, Caboolture, Sunshine Coast
Things you’ll need when Berry picking
Work will be typically 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?
Berries are the ultimate brain food!. Types berries include strawberries, raspberries, blackberries and red currants.
Pay Information for Berry picking
Pay rates will differ from employer to employer, payment can be on an hourly, weekly or fortnightly basis. It is not uncommon for employers to also have a per piece pay agreement, pay will depend on how productive you are.