Some physical properties of pomegranate cv. Eksinar
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Faculty of Agriculture, Department of Agricultural Machinery, Ataturk University, 25240 Erzurum, Turkey
Faculty of Agriculture, Department of Horticulture, Ataturk University, 25240 Erzurum, Turkey
Int. Agrophys. 2009, 23(3): 295–298
Several physical properties such as porosity, geometric mean diameter, surface area, fruit mass and dimensions, fruit volume, coefficient of static friction, projected area, skin colour, aril colour, aril dimensions and aril ratio, which are imperative to characterise the fruits of pomegranate cv. Eksinar with a view to understand the properties that may affect the design of machines to handle their processing, were determined. The average fruit mass, length, width and thickness of cv. Eksinar were determined as 206.4 g; 62.4, 76.9, and 71.8 mm, respectively. On four different surfaces, static friction coefficient values were between 0.21 (galvanized steel sheet) and 0.25 (plywood). The aril ratio and 1 000 arils mass were 64% and 276 g, respectively.