Picking of the ripened fruits is carried out through the manual selection of every single fruit, or establishing an average ripening point for all the fruit picking.
Picking is manually carried out according to the picking or stripping methods and that can last until the ripening end.
It consists in manually selecting every single fruit once it is perfectly ripened and this is the method that guarantees the best results.
The stripping, second method, is carried out in a single process. The person responsible for the plantation must decide upon an average ripening point, when all the fruit should be harvested.
Mechanical picking, the third method, makes use of a machine machine that shakes the plants to let the most ripened fruits fall. This method is carried out in the great plantations where the distance between rows is large.