Vegetable picking included a large number of different types of ” vegetables” that are commonly harvested across Australia. Pumpkin, Celery, Potatoes, Asparagus, Onions and the list goes on . You will be able to find a harvest job all year round Australia given the climate and the wide array of vegetables on offer.
Vegetable Picking Tips
Vegetables depending on the size can involve a lot of hard work and bending. Larger vegetables like pumpkins can even involve a lot of carrying. Ensure to learn the correct technique, you don’t want to injure yourself while working.
Asparagus – you should be snapping 15-25cm spears at ground level.
Corn, Sweet: To ensure maturity open top of corn ear and press any kernel with thumbnail. If there is a
milky sap, that oozes out it’s ready for harvest.
Cucumber: The best time to harvest cucumbers is when they are immature.
Potato: A guide is to harvest any new potatoes approximately 2-2.5 weeks after blooming. To harvest crop after tops have died down
and when ground is dry. Remember to dig carefully to avoid bruising of the potato.
Vegetable Picking Locations
Berri Gol Gol Richmond Deloraine
Loxton Tooleybuc Penola Smithton
Mildura Hillston Launceston Hay
Shepparton Leeton Ulverstone Scottsdale
Swan Hill Robinvale Gatton Swan Valley
Manjimup Bundaberg Laidley Gingin
Griffith Childers Coonawarra Nangiloc
Bowen Nyah Burnie Bairnsdale
Stanthorpe Wentworth Devonport Gin Gin
Katherine St George Ayr Sydney Basin
Carnarvon Atherton Boonah Giru
Things you’ll need when Vegetable 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 Vegetable 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.