Biting Apples with Science

New tool accurately measures apple crispness.
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Computerized Tool Takes a Bite Out of Traditional Apple Testing 

Kate Evans, WSU Pome Fruit Breeder

The Mohr Digi-Test (MDT) Computerized Agricultural Penetrometer as an Apple Maturity Tool

MDT Series Penetrometer and Texture Analyzer

Inside Science Buzzwords:

  1. Mohr Digi-Test (MDT-2) - A portable instrument that measures the firmness and texture of fruits and vegetables.
  2. Texture - The appearance and feel of an object’s surface.
  3. Crispness - In apples, a desirable firmness and freshness.