Olive Harvesting

The traditional method of olive picking was by hand, or the use of a manual olive 'rake' to comb the ripe fruit from the trees, however, mechanical pickers have now almost replaced all manual harvesting. Tried and tested by many Kiwi olive groves around the country, both professional and lifestyle, Silky New Zealand have decided to carry a wide range of premium quality Olive Harvesting processing equipment from Campagnola in Italy and Agrotechnic in Greece. These mechanical pickers come in either Pneumatic or Electric options, but we also still have manual Olive Rake heads for those smaller groves or for the people that still love to do it by hand.