Department of Agricultural Machinery, Faculty of Agricultural Engineering and Technology, University of Tehran, Karaj, Iran


Physical properties of fruits and vegetables are the subject of many researches because of its importance in designing of agricultural machinery. Banana fruit is one of important fruit. In this study some physical properties of banana fruit (Cavendish variety) were determined. Properties which were measured included weight of whole fruit peel and pulp weight, dimensions, surface area and projected area. The actual surface area and projected area were measured by image processing technique. The calculated attributes were geometric mean diameter, sphericity, radius of curvature, assumed ellipsoidal volume, surface area and projected area. The diameters of fruit varied as quadratic form. High correlation was observed among assumed ellipsoidal attributes and measured properties. The highest correlation was between estimated projected area and measured projected area as R2= 0.978. [Mahmoud Soltani et al. Some physical properties of full-ripe banana fruit (Cavendish variety). International Journal of Agricultural Science, Research and Technology, 2011; 1(1):1-5].


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