Fresh-pitted dried prunes …for the grocery retail trade
AuthorsS. M. Henderson
J. P. Gentry
Authors AffiliationsS. M. Henderson is Professor of Agricultural Engineering and Agricultural Engineer in the Agricultural Experiment Station; J. P. Gentry is Assistant Agricultural Engineer in the Agricultural Experiment Station, U.C., Davis.
Hilgardia 17(4):8-9. DOI:10.3733/ca.v017n04p8. April 1963.
Progress in the development of equipment for producing pitted dried prunes for the grocery retail trade has included the design of conveyor rollers to orient the fruit lengthwise and the use of a six-bladed pitting knife capable of removing pits efficiently with little or no loss of fruit flesh. The pitted fruit dried in two-thirds less time and had a superior, fresh flavor and good storage qualities.
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