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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2019.8(1): 1377-1383
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.801.146


Determination of Engineering Properties and Fruit Detachment Force (FDF) of Nutmeg (Myristica fragrans Houtt.) Fruit for Harvesting Purpose
S.G. Yamagar* and K.G. Dhande
Department of Farm Machinery and Power, CAET, Dr. Balasaheb Sawant Konkan Krishi Vidyapeeth, Dapoli, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

The physical and engineering properties of Nutmeg (Myristica fragrans Houtt.) are important for developing manual Nutmeg harvesting system and different process equipment machineries, for its mass handling and storage. Keeping this in view, a study was undertaken to determine these properties and fruit detachment force (FDF) of Nutmeg Cv Konkan Vishwashri. The average length, breadth and thickness of Nutmeg were found to be 60.30, 45.11 and 38.61 mm respectively. Whereas, the average sphericity and size or equivalent diameterwere0.78 and 47.18 mm respectively. The unit volume, surface area and projected area of the Nutmeg were found to be 55.00 cm3, 69.94and 17.50 cm2respectively. The bulk density of matured fruit was found to be 0.58 g/cm3. The average weight of matured whole fruit, nut, mace and pericarp were found to be 43.71, 5.95, 2.39, and 37.08g respectively. The average fruit detachment force FDF for matured fruit was found to be 1.39kg. Similarly FDF/W ratio of matured and un-matured fruits were found to be0.019kg/g and 0.029 kg/g respectively.


Keywords: Nutmeg, Physical properties, Engineering properties, Fruit detachment force (FDF) and FDF/W ratio
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Yamagar, S.G. and Dhande, K.G. 2019. Determination of Engineering Properties and Fruit Detachment Force (FDF) of Nutmeg (Myristica fragrans Houtt.) Fruit for Harvesting Purpose.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 8(1): 1377-1383. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.801.146