Avid for Avocados! The Twister Fruit Picker® is a great Avocado Fruit Picking Tool!

It’s avocado fruit picking season and The Twister Fruit Picker® is a great avocado fruit picking tool. Here are a few fun avocado facts and some helpful tips from our happy customers who have told us that its unique design makes picking avocados easy and fun.

Avocado trees grow in only subtropical and tropical climates.  There are, however, several cold hardy varieties grown in a region in Gainesville, Florida.  The fruit is sometimes called an “avocado pear” or “alligator pear” because of its rough green skin and its shape.  An avocado is a climacteric fruit, which means that it matures on the tree, but ripens off the tree.  The leaves of the avocado tree supply a substance that prevents them from ripening on the tree.  Avocados must be mature when picked to ripen properly.  They will keep for 7 months when left on the tree.   The Twister Fruit Picker® is a great avocado fruit picking tool for getting just those few avocados that you want to ripen, while keeping the rest on the tree.

A large avocado tree can be 25 feet in height.  Because of its unique design this great avocado fruit picking tool can reach the avocados in the very top of the tree. You can follow the simple directions on our How It Works page  to modify the bungee cord to match a 16-foot pole.  If you notice that the avocado is slipping out of the picking rings when you try to twist it off the tree, the tension on the adjustable rope may need to be tightened.

One customer recently purchased The Twister Fruit Picker® to replace the avocado picker that he had been using. He indicated that our avocado fruit picking tool caused less damage to the tree, while twisting the fruit off the stem vs. cutting the branch.  Another customer raved about how fun it was to pick his avocados.  You can easily reach the avocados. This great little tool holds the fruit securely and your feet stay safely on the ground.

Our family at NorDot Industries is “Avid for Avocados.” When nurtured and picked correctly, avocado trees can live a long time. The oldest living avocado tree was planted in 1897 and can be found on the University of California, Berkeley campus.  Happy avocado picking!