IT'S IN THE BAG!
The Quicker Picker from Nether Wallop Trading speeds up the picking of your apples and pears no end. Very much like the apple pickers of old but with a lower price tag and no sharp edges.
You can reach those out-of-the-way apples, pears, plums, etc. without the need for a ladder. Ladders are dangerous in the wrong hands, as are chainsaws, and with many trees, like mine, for instance, a ladder could not even be used. Nowhere to lean it on to. Thus a picker such as this is the right thing to have, and just in time to get the apples off the tree.
It's made from galvanised steel and has a cotton bag large enough to hold about a kilo of fruit (that's a bit over two pounds for those that work in old money) and soft enough to prevent bruising. One quick twist of the wrist and the fruit is in the bag!
The only comment that I think I must make and problem that I have found is that the hooks holding the cotton bag, at least with the sample for test, were not put on properly. The information has been passed to the company and they will ensure that each and every picker is checked before dispatch.
Easy-to-use on its own, the Quicker Picker can be fixed to a standard (2.5cm/1") broom handle or to a telescopic handle (not supplied) for extra length. Frame diameter: 10cm/4” and the bag is 22cm x 23.2cm (about 5”).
I found that the thick plastic “launch tubes” of fireworks rockets make a good, sturdy and light handle.
The Quicker Picker is available from Nether Wallop Trading Co. Ltd.
A great tool at what I think is a good price.