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Dehydrator Prep and Times for Fruits:

Fruit Dehydrator Guide Courtesy of Pleasant Hill Grain.
Fruit
Preparation for Dehydrator
Done When
Hours in Dehydrator
(Will vary with moisture of food, humidity of air.)
Apples
Pare, core, cut to 1/4". Possibly sprinkle with cinnamon.
Pliable
7-15
Apricots
Wash, cut in two, slice, remove pit. Put on dehydrator tray with skin side down.
Pliable
20-28
Bananas
Peel, cut to 1/8"
Leathery
6-10
Berries
Place in dehydrator whole. If wax-skinned, pre-treat by crazing.
Leathery
10-15
Cherries
Remove stems and pits. Cut in half and place skin side down on dehydrator tray. Will be like raisins; watch to prevent over drying
Leathery & sticky
13-21
Cranberries
Same prep as berries.
Pliable
10-12
Dates
Wash well, cut in half and (optionally) pit.
Leathery
16-24
Figs
Wash, cut away blemishes, quarter and spread on dehydrator tray one layer deep, skin side down.
Pliable
22-30
Grapes
Wash, remove stems and cut in half or leave whole. Place halves skin side down. Blanching will cut dehydrator time in half.
Pliable
22-30
Kiwi
Peel and slice (across grain) 1/4" thick.
Leathery/Crisp
7-15
Nectarines
Wash, pit and (optionally) peel. Cut to 3/8" slices. Place skin side down in dehydrator.
Pliable
8-16
Peaches
Wash, pit and (optionally) peel. Cut to 1/4".
Pliable
8-16
Pears
Wash, core and (optionally) peel. Cut to 1/4" or quarters.
Pliable
8-16
Persimmons
Wash, remove cap and (optionally) peel. Slice into 1/4" circles.
Leathery
11-19
Pineapple
Peel, remove fibrous parts. Core and cut into 1/4" slices or wedges.
Pliable
10-18
Rhubarb
Wash, cut into 1" lengths.
Leathery
6-10
Strawberries
Wash, cut off caps, slice 1/4" thick.
Leathery & Crisp
7-15
Watermellon
Cut off rind, cut into wedges and remove seeds.
Pliable & Sticky
8-10
Adapted from the Excalibur dehydrator guide.



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