I really want to pick the fruit intact. Fallen apples, pears, apricots get dents, punctures, burst and can no longer be stored. Such fruits can be used only for juices, compotes and preserves. It is not a problem to pick fruits from the lower branches with your hands, but difficulties arise with the upper ones.
It is good if the gardener took care of the formation of the crown of the tree or grew fruit trees on trellises. In this case, the entire crop is available. And if not, it will be difficult to do without fruit collectors..
On an industrial scale, as shown in the video, the fruits are harvested by special machines. But in an ordinary garden, you have to use simpler, manual devices..
For example, Fruit Picking Device, which costs about 2 thousand rubles, will help not only to neatly remove apples and store them in a special sleeve, but also to cut branches at the top..
There are many purchased fruit pickers, very different. From simple plastic options familiar to gardeners since Soviet times, to models with removable attachments and additional functions. The simplest fruit collector – an ordinary plastic nozzle without a handle – can be bought for 40 rubles. A nozzle with a bag for fruit will cost 200 rubles. In these cases, you will have to take care of the pen yourself. The modern device GARDENA combisystem Fruit Collector, which allows you to conveniently collect fruits both from branches and from the ground, with a telescopic handle will already cost about 3 thousand rubles.
It will be even more economical to make a fruit picker with your own hands. Most often, plastic bottles are used for this purpose. Have a nice harvest!