Story: Apples and pears

Picking apples

Picking apples

Apple pickers need to be fit. They place the fruit in a large bag strapped to their shoulders, later emptying the bags into big wooden bins. They may need to climb ladders to reach the topmost apples on tall trees.

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John Palmer, 'Apples and pears - Harvesting, transport and storage', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 22 June 2024)

Story by John Palmer, published 24 Nov 2008