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1. Posted by lil j (Travel Guru 1303 posts) 10y

Just want information on fruit packing/picking.

Ive never done this before but i think i'd rather do fruit packing, has anyone done this sort of work?? Any advice/info etc-conditions!??

I'm only going to do it to extend my stay so its not the usual work i would want to do.I'm thinking 3 months could be tough for someone who hasn't any experience??

I know absolutely nothing! Might be in for a shock!!

2. Posted by james (Travel Guru 4136 posts) 10y

Try this Jas...

http://www.webwombat.com.au/careers_ed/careers/fruitpic.htm

3. Posted by lil j (Travel Guru 1303 posts) 10y

Thanks james i have just checked that out, it doesnt sound all that bad. (fingers tightly crossed!)

4. Posted by Peter (Admin 5789 posts) 10y

I hear pineapples are a killer to pick. Pick your type of fruit carefully ;) pun intended.

5. Posted by lil j (Travel Guru 1303 posts) 10y

LOL

I'm sure i'll be put off my fruit after all the picking/packing i may be doing, either that or i'll appreciate them more, haha!

6. Posted by james (Travel Guru 4136 posts) 10y

Can't you just shake the tree and pick them up from the ground

7. Posted by lil j (Travel Guru 1303 posts) 10y

yes okay james, i'll go to an interview and say that i've come up with a great new technique-they'll all love me and i could make my millions!!

If this happens james-i'll split the money with you...you may be waiting an awful long time for this though...but if you insist this technique works then soon you can retire!!!

8. Posted by majito (Respected Member 442 posts) 10y

Shake a Pineapple Tree? Hmmmmm, James you should get out into the country a bit more.

9. Posted by james (Travel Guru 4136 posts) 10y

I don't recall mentioning a pineapple tree???

Anyway, don't they grow underground ?

10. Posted by james (Travel Guru 4136 posts) 10y

According to an 80's "classic" from Black Lace, pineapples do grow on trees, and apparently you can shake the tree (while you gind coffee) and presumably the pineapple will fall out!

Agadoo-doo-doo, push pineapple, shake the tree,
Agadoo-doo-doo, push pineapple, grind coffee,
To the left, to the right, jump up and down and to the knees,
Come and dance every night, sing with the hula melody.