Citrus is a large family of fruits including Lemons, Mandarins, Limes, oranges and grape fruit and are harvest in many locations all across Australia. They are the most popular fruit bearing plant specie grown in Australia. With beautiful green foliage the colourful fruit make these trees as good for harvesting as they do for decoration for an outdoor space.
Citrus Picking Tips
Generally most citrus fruit can be harvested by twisting and pulling the fruit from the tree except for mandarins. The key is to learn the procedures in place at your farm and stick to them. Slowly but surely you will learn the right technique and become faster and faster.
Citrus Picking Locations
Gayndah Nyah Mareeba Emerald Moora
Mundubbera Wentworth Atherton Nangiloc
Narromine Loxton Tooleybuc Bundaberg
Cobram Kununurra Waikerie Barmera
Mildura Griffith Cadell Bourke Gol Gol
Shepparton Hillston Renmark Swan Valley
Swan Hill Leeton Paringa Gin Gin Berri
Things you’ll need when Lychee picking
Work will be typically be in hot conditions so remember to stay cool and hydrated unless you’re working in a Greenhouse. Work can be tiring,
- Non slip sturdy footwear.
- Long Pants or Shorts
- Long-sleeved shirt
- Broad Brimmed Hat
Did you know?
The very high vitamin C levels in lychees make this fruit extremely beneficial for our bone and skin health.
Pay Information for Citrus 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.