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Re: Brix


what are you trying to accomplish Jim? A better crop
of fruit via the right fertalizing regime? Or by
picking the best brix mixture in your current trees,
graphing a new something out of two kinds?

just curious...

Donna

--- james singer <islandjim1@verizon.net> wrote:

> Thanks, Donna. I heard from a guy who used to be a
> honey buyer and he 
> said much the same--although brix measurement of
> plant sap/juice is 
> based on sucrose [1 degree = 1 percent, more or
> less], it's close 
> enough with other sugars to assume the same. So,
> we're talking 
> ballpark, but if ballpark is good enough for Robert
> Mondavi, it's good 
> enough for me.
> 
> On Mar 18, 2006, at 7:37 PM, Donna wrote:
> 
> > --- Kitty <kmrsy@comcast.net> wrote:
> >
> >> A good guess.  What's a Refractive Index?
> >> Kitty
> >> neIN, Zone 5
> >
> > The refractive index of a material is the most
> > important property of any optical system that uses
> > refraction. It is used to calculate the focusing
> power
> > of lenses, and the dispersive power of prisms.
> >
> > Since refractive index is a fundamental physical
> > property of a substance, it is often used to
> identify
> > a particular substance, confirm its purity, or
> measure
> > its concentration. Refractive index is used to
> measure
> > solids (glasses and gemstones), liquids, and
> gasses.
> > Most commonly it is used to measure the
> concentration
> > of a solute in an aqueous solution. A
> refractometer is
> > the instrument used to measure refractive index.
> For a
> > solution of sugar, the refractive index can be
> used to
> > determine the sugar content.
> >
> > and for Island Jim...
> >
> > For fruit juices, one degree Brix is about 1-2%
> sugar
> > by weight. This usually correlates well with
> perceived
> > sweetness.
> >
> > Donna
> > Ha Ha... and you all thought I just happened to
> know
> > all this info right... LOL!.. well now I do.
> > http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brix
> >
> >
>
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> Island Jim
> Southwest Florida
> 27.0 N, 82.4 W
> Hardiness Zone 10
> Heat Zone 10
> Minimum 30 F [-1 C]
> Maximum 100 F [38 C]
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