The thing I don’t get is – they say simple things are always the best, but given how simple things are by nature, why don’t we all just think about doing it? For years I have struggled trying to reach apples from the top of our tree and not once did it ever occur to me to make one of these simple devices. This fruit picker has your apples and pears etc sorted. For plums and smaller tree fruit, just use a smaller soda bottle! Also for higher fruit, make up a longer handle.
Making one of these DIY fruit pickers isn’t rocket science, but I highly recommend heading over to ‘Grit’ and checking out Alan’s great tutorial on how to make and use this genius, simple fruit picking device.