Picking Pole and Cloth Bag
If the avocados are being harvested from a tall tree, it is advisable to use a long-handled picking pole with a sharp V on the metal rim to cut the stem and a strong cloth bag to catch the fruit so the avocado is not damaged.
There are several types of fruit pickers to choose from when looking for a fruit harvesting tool. Fruit pickers are basically a wire basket with fingers or hooks that form an opening at the top. Most baskets have a soft lining at the bottom to minimize any bruising that might occur if the fruit is picked by hand. The idea is to hook the fruit with the picker fingers and pull it off the tree, and have it drop gently into the basket. Fruit pickers come on a pole or on a telescoping pole.
Handheld pruners can be used to harvest avocados and other fruits that are hard to remove and are closer to the ground by cutting the stems at the branch. For hard to reach fruits, there are telescoping pole pruners that allow pickers to see the fruits that are higher on the tree. Pole pruners hold as they cut.