Picking Fruit in Tall, Dense Trees: The Twister Fruit Picker® is the best fruit-picking tool!

orange tree 1.2014The Twister Fruit Picker® is the best fruit picking tool for tall, dense trees.  All citrus trees are very dense, but orange trees can be particulary challenging. Their dense growth makes it very difficult to reach the fruit on the inside of the tree or pick the fruit on the top without damage to the tree or fruit.  Ladders get caught in the tree and are difficult to move.  Unlike the wire basket picker, you don’t need any adaptations to successfully pick your fruit. Because the rings of The Twister Fruit Picker® go into the tree in a closed position, its slim design allows it to maneuver easily.  It is especially effective at harvesting fruit on the inside and very top of the tree while your feet stay safely on the ground. Please see our YouTube video to see just how easy it is to use.

We have been visiting sunny, southern Arizona and citrus trees seem to thrive in that warm climate.  We  picked oranges every day. The fresh orange juice is such a healthy way to get your vitamin C.  Maybe we should say: “ An orange a day keeps the doctor away?” orange tree 3.2014 There are essentially two main varieties of oranges: navel and Valencia. Navel oranges are in season from November through June, and Valencias are in season from February through October.   We found an informative website by The Fruit Guys that compares navels to Valencias.   Even though they claim that Valencia oranges are better for juice, we have found that if you drink the juice right after it’s squeezed, navel orange juice is really delicious.

We had so many oranges that we were juicing, peeling and using them in many different recipes. Allrecipes is one of our favorite websites that has a large variety of orange recipes.  We also really enjoyed drinking orange-infused water.

If you have orange trees or know someone who does, we hope that you will consider trying The Twister Fruit Picker®.  It is the best fruit-picking tool for tall, dense trees!  It will make harvesting your oranges fun instead of frustrating.  Happy picking!