Once the apples have been picked with The Twister Fruit Picker®, it’s an annual event in our extended family to press them into sweet refreshing cider. Mimi and her husband Bill started their family tradition in the early 80’s. Over the years they have also had lots of additional parties for neighbors, friends, school groups etc. and last year made over 200 gallons of cider. They hope to set a new record this year.
We recently took The Twister Fruit Picker® on the road to visit three different U-pick fruit orchards in Oregon and Washington. We planned our trips so that we would be able to pick a variety of fruit with as much diversity as possible (soft vs. hard and small vs. large). We used it to pick peaches, pears, plums and apples and nectarines.