One of our favorite fruit pickers is the Flexrake telescoping pole. It provides a 13' long reach and the padding in the picker itself promises to provide a bruise free fruit picking experience.
It has pretty solid user feedback, with buyers saying that it is hardily constructed, and generally long enough to provide fruit picking for any purpose. Many buyers opted to purchase their fruit picker online, because local retail stores like Target, Walmart or Home Depot didn't have the same selection, or the same price as can be found from various e-retailers.
One buyer commended the Flexrake in particular because it was lightweight enough for her nine-year-old grandniece to be able to use.
They enjoy picking lemons in Southern California. Another buyer has used this particular picking device on her backyard peach tree- it lets her reach into the topmost areas of the tree without causing any damage.
Because she and her family are able to easily grab peaches from the tree, it prevents uncouth trespassers from ripping the ripe peaches off and damaging the peach tree as they have done in the past. Another buyer was impressed that it was able to hold three mangoes the size of balled fists all at one time.
Another safety-conscious reviewer advises to take breaks every so often because you can get dizzy when it is telescoped to its full and maximum reach and you're staring up for extended periods.
As well, he also says that it's best not to use it in conjunction with a ladder because of the risk of fall. That said, most users were able to access and pick the fruit they wanted merely using the telescoping fruit picker itself.
The Ohuhu was another solid option we examined. It is a particularly lightweight picker that also features bruises-free padding, and a three-step telescoping process. Buyers say that this fruit picker is pretty lightweight, comes in an attractive aluminum design, easily extends with its locking tabs, and provides a 13' reach for picking cherries, mangoes, peaches and lemons.
Other reviewers concur, adding that the pole is sturdy and that the basket can accommodate even weighty avocados or a bunch of lemons at a time. They also like that it shrinks to about the size of a broom so that you can easily tuck it away in a garage when not in use. Regarding set up, one buyer said that he used a quarter to tighten the hose clamp bolt so that it securely connected the wire basket to the aluminum metal pole.
The Corona was yet another option we surveyed buyers about. This particular extendable gardening fruit picker can extend to 12' with a 5.5" deep basket. Unfortunately, one of the reviewers says that he had a negative experience- it arrived damaged and he blames it on the poor-grade quality of the metal that is used to construct the fruit picker.
Using a fruit picker is a safe and convenient way to select fruit from a variety of different trees, whether they be peach, avocado, apricot or lemon- so check one out today if you're in need!