The Twister Fruit Picker® was Invented by a Wheat Farmer in Montana
who retired to southern California. Norris had many different fruit trees in his backyard, many of which required a ladder to get to the fruit. He and his wife, Dorothy, enjoyed having fresh orange juice for breakfast, but he did not like having to climb a ladder to pick fresh oranges every day. He bought a wire basket fruit picker but was very dissatisfied with it because he felt it was cumbersome, it inevitably damaged his trees, and he often ended up with punctured and damaged fruit.