Are you tormented by seeing oh so tasty fruit that's out of reach?  Miffed at seeing fruit go to waste because it's just rotting on the branches?  Having a crisis because you'd just LOVE to put that fruit to use but just can't get to it?  Fear not!  You can make a simple and quick fruit picker out of things you may have laying around, or that you can stea-ah, borrow

Step 1: Implements of Making

The thing you'll probably have laying around is a two liter bottle.  If you're a crafty crafter, you'll likely have some long stick thing laying around, some screws, and tools that are good for cutting into other things, like boxcutters and saws. Screwdrivers are pretty essential, but then again, what are you doing with screws if you have no screwdriver?  Try making some sense here.
genial!!!, ahora sé cómo bajar esas mandarinas que se pudrían en el árbol.!!
hmmm..given me great ideas to get those ridiculously high-up mulberries..thanks!
I was discussing the problems with picking mulberries since they're much smaller and they'd slip right through the mouth of the bottle. A possible solution would be to either heat and pinch the mouth to make a smaller opening, or what might work better is to keep a bottle cap on top and drill a hole and notch through it that's just a bit bigger than the berries. If I remember right, the properly ripe berries tend to practically fall off anyway, so they won't need as much of a tug to get them down.
ok great thank you!
I sort of have that problem with my peach tree until our local annoying squirrel comes along and helps him self to those large yummy just out of reach cause their on the tippy top of the tree, peaches. That little bleep can barely carry those large beautiful ones in his mouth and many times I find them smashed on the floor. :( One time he mocked us by eating one of those beauties on his favorite branch right in front of us. &gt;:( <br> <br>But yeah I would use this if I could. <br>Now if some one could come up with a genius solution to keeping squirrels out of our peach tree, that would be nice.
Next instructable: Solution to pesky squirrels: Chimera DNA to give cats wings. Hrm, that's not nightmare material...In any case, thanks for the comment! I would LOVE to try this out on a peach tree, mostly because I love peaches. :)
Oh, excellent project, and I always love to see ideas for improvement.
Thanks! Maybe it's the art background that does it, I was taught to critique things, especially my own stuff.
very nice
Makes me wish we had a pear tree. Great use of common items. Thanks for the tip.
Sort of a cool Instructable!

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