Cherry Picking often requires working long hours, doing repetitious tasks that are physically demanding that may lack intellectual stimulation. Ladders are often needed to reach high cherries on the tree, same people try climb up the tree itself, this may seem like a good idea at the time but your every chance to fall over!
Cherry Picking Tips
Okay so you’ve decided you want the job, how to pick the cherries now? Remember to hold the cherry stalk between your thumb and index finger, once you’ve got a good grip near close to bud, proceed to to twist the cherry stalk! Too easy! Remember to ask your farmer or hostel owner for handy tips and hints..
Cherry Picking Locations
Stanthorpe, Denmark, Tumbarumba, Deloraine, Albany, Huonville
Batlow, Mount Barker, Byron Bay, Mornington Peninsula
Young, Burnie, Coffs Harbour, Yarra Valley, Sunshine Coast
Ulverstone, Devonport, Caboolture
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?
The average cherry tree grows enough cherries to make about 70 cherry pies
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 efficient and in turn increase the quantity you pick. When you’re picking more, you’re earning more! Of course if pay is per hour it still rewarding to perfect the art as there’s plenty of pickers that will pick for $15-$20 per hour. Many farms pay per lug ( Lug is Approximately 7-8kg cherries), a typical amount being $7-$10 per lug.