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Fruit Penetrometers available from SI Instruments

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The GY series of Fruit Penetrometers are ideal for testing a wide range of fruits and vegetables, providing the necessary information for growers to determine the best picking time, and to monitor fruit ripening and softening during storage.

The fruit Penetrometers from SI Instruments accurately measure fruit hardness, the universally accepted measure of fruit ripeness, by measuring the force required to push a plunger tip (of a certain size) into fruit and vegetables.

The quality of different fruits and vegetables varies according to their variety, geographical location and climate. All these factors will affect the appropriate firmness for picking a particular fruit. Recommended measurements are used as a guide, the growers using their experience and expertise to establish the precise firmness value applicable to their particular variety and environment.

Some of the key benefits of the fruit penetrometers include:

  • Accurate
  • Easy to use
  • Controlled tip penetration
  • No Batteries
  • Compact
  • Portable

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