ARMOUR may be required to harvest this crop, but Wamuran finger lime grower Bob Schultz says the only battle he’s fighting is with the thorns.

“We have to wear arm protection, a light, virtually impenetrable sleeve. It’s a bit like armour, like kevlar only thinner, and it’s very effective in that nothing goes through it,” Bob says. While heavy protection is needed on the arms, kid gloves are needed for the hands so pickers can gently twist the fruit and remove it from the bush.

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