Picking Pineapples can be hard work with long hours in the sun. The work itself is quite challenging as you will be collecting pineaaples that have been placed on a conveyor belt by a tractor. Work will be physically demanding with long hours in the sun, carrying and collecting pineapples.
Pineapple Picking Tips
Some say it’s difficult to tell when a pineapple is ready to be harvested, your farmer/boss will be making the decision which makes it easier for the workers. A lot of farmers judge the readiness by snapping a finger against the side of the fruit expecting a solid sound. Immature or low quality pineapples will make a hollow thud like sound.
Pineapple Picking Locations
Sunshine Coast, Yeppoon, 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
Up North weather can be tropical so be prepared for all sorts!
Did you know?
Pineapples grow slowly, and can take up to two years to reach full size.
Pay is typically per bucket/bin of fruit, people new to pineapple picking/collecting typically take a couple of days to develop their picking technique, so expect to initially earn a smaller daily pay check with it increasing as your ability to pick more does.