This stainless steel fruit firmness tester has a dual range that allows you to measures general fruit firmness with a range of 0.5-12kg/cm2. with the thinner 8mm tip which is ideal for Apples, Peaches, Pears, Avocado, Kiwi, Tomatoes. You can also change the measurement range by swapping tips to the thicker 11mm diameter tip and using the penetrometers dual display to a measurement range of to 1-24kg/cm2 for tougher fruits. Using the penetrometers dual dial display it makes it easy to measure the firmness of nearly all fruits.
Fruit firmness is considered one of the most accurate ways to test for a fruit maturity and quality. By measuring a fruits firmness you can make decisions about when to harvest, which fruits seeds to breed, can make decisions on which fruits to export or transport and for example which fruits should be processed and which fruits should be sold fresh. Directions for use.1. Turn the trailing dial to zero. 2. Use a potato peeler or a knife to remove the skin layer of the fruit. 3. Position the penetrometer perpendicular to the fruit. 4.Slowly and steadily press the sensor until it penetrates the pulp of the fruit. 5. Once the tip has penetrated the fruit pulp, read the value of the trailing dial.
Two different diameter tips for dual testing range.
Dual range 0.5-12kg/cm2 for general purpose and 1-24kg/cm2 for tougher fruits.
Comes in a rugged stainless steel carrying case.
Features a trailing pointer which will indicate the highest resistance point when testing.
Stainless steel construction.