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Most lucrative crop
Posted February 9th, 2013 - 10:13 am from Tehran, Iran
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Posted February 9th, 2013 - 10:25 am by from Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria (Permalink)
True, cherries are very lucrative, but the season is short and very vulnerable to weather, meaning, one heavy rain or storm and the season could end apruptly, that's what happened last year in Taz, a big thunderstorm, and the season was done several weeks early, and many backpacker out of work.

Now, I know grapes are suppoed to be pretty good too, they are easy to pick and you can make fairly decent money.

Apples has a long season, that is beneficial, but depending on the variety and the size of the trees, and if you're allowed to pick all, or only the ready ones, or if you're supposed to pick a 1nd time, you can make anything from $50 to $300/day... I've done it for ten weeks, stayed the whole season, even as everyone left me and two others stayed and we picked the remaining trees, what kind of lowered my average, but I would say I made around $160 a day on average over those ten weeks.. not as much as I hoped for.

Strawberries are back breaking and unless you're a small and flexible person you won't make much. I saw a few Asian girls that made $200+ a day, while the rest was around $100..

Mushroms are pretty bad too, hard work, little money.

Pumpkins or melons are not too bad if you got a few muscles, or if you're working on the traktor selecting the crop. Most of the time you get paid hourly, since you're basicaly only following a big machine that dictates the speed.

In general I have to say, if you're in it for the money, unless you work your ass off every day, you're better off doing something else. : ) While if you need it for your 2nd year visa, Cherries, grapes, apples, melons, pumpkins are doable.

There are other crops out there, but have no clue how good they are, maybe someone else can tell you more. : )

Posted February 16th, 2013 - 9:48 pm from Tehran, Iran
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