Note to readers, attached is the complete final report for FNE95-080.
This is a very labor intensive crop. The vacuum method is better than hand-picking if you do it yourself. In Asia they use hand labor to pick nuts but we were not able to find a source of labor. A look at the chart shows that it took 421 hours to produce an income of $2500. Considering expenses, equipment and labor, we did not make any money but we learned a lot.