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Mechanical Lemon Harvester
Currently there is no system that works to harvest “fresh” lemons in an efficient and non-damaging manner. All citrus is picked by hand at this point. The problem to date with a mechanical harvester is the “hand” that does the picking causes damage to the outside of fruit. With the labor shortage issue becoming our number one problem, something to pick fresh fruit cleanly with less people would be a big deal.
A system that moves down the rows of an orchard that could harvest lemons and cut the stem of the lemon at the same time without causing external damage and also at a rate = or faster than humans.