Speedy picker

May 24, 2018

Picking peaches to colour, Wes Johnson, 33, of Nambour, Queensland, on Wednesday blazed through an Invergordon orchard to fill 19 bins of Pullars in 10 hours.
The total time of 7 am to 6.30 pm included three half-hour breaks for morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea.
The 6ft, 13 and a 1/2-stone Queenslander wears part of the secret of his success around his neck — a 112 lb capacity picking bag. Wes’s record, which will take some beating, was set on R.J. and K.L. Ash’s orchard. He earned $76 for the day.

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