Pear Picking often requires working long hours, doing repetitious tasks that are physically demanding that may lack excitement and intellectual stimulation. Ladders are often needed to reach pears and in summary there’s a fair amount of carrying and lifting involved. If you’re not a fan of real hard work you can also work in the packing sheds sorting the pears.
Pear Picking Tips
The most successful pickers develop a consistent and effetive technique . This means sticking it out for the first few days and week while you’re still learning. Obviously if payed per piece your wage will increase as your ability to pick does. Remember to ask your farmer or hostel owner for handy tips and hints.
Pear Picking Locations
Yarra Valley, Manjimup, Renmark
Stanthorpe, Batlow, Adelaide Hills,
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
Up North weather can be tropical so be prepared for all sorts!
Did you know?
Sheapparton & the Goulbourn Valley Region produce approximately 30% of Australia’s pears
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! 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 bin ( LBin is Approximately 400kg pears, a typical amount being $30 per lug. Expect to picking 2-4 bins per day initially and once you master the craft anything from 4-10 bins per days is possible.