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HPE-III-Fff Fruit Firmness Tester - Bareiss

Made in Germany
fruit firmness tester
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The HPE Fff fruit penetrometer is designed for non-destructive hardness testing of fruits, vegetables, meat, and fish. A spring-loaded outer sleeve assists the operator in applying the correct pressure to achieve repeatable results. Interchangeable anvils allow for fast and accurate measurement on common applications including peaches, apricots, plums, cherries, tomatoes, strawberries, apples, avocados, kohlrabi, carrots, cucumbers, radish, and more. A built-in timer allows the operator to record the measured value after 3 seconds of contact per industry standards. The timer is adjustable as desired.

HPE-III-Fff standard features include a Large LCD display, USB output, and a patented hand grip for achieving correct measuring angle and pressure.

HPE Fff Fruit Tester anvils

Available Anvils

Size / ShapeApplication
Ø 2.5 mm ballkohlrabi, carrots, cucumber, radish, courgette, onion (firm)
Ø 5.0 mm ballavocados, papayas, apples, mangoes, cucumber, pepper,pears, oranges and citrus fruits, onions (soft)
radius 6.35 mmboiled potatoes, bananas, smoked fish, boiled beetroot
0.1 cm² (Ø 3.65 mm) cylindricalpeaches, apricots and plums
0.25 cm² (Ø 5.63 mm) cylindricalcherries, melons, tomatoes, blueberries, grapes, eggplant
0.50 cm² (Ø 7.98 mm) cylindricalstrawberries, water melons, broccoli, meat, tofu

Fruit Hardness Tester Demonstration Video


  • Interchangeable anvils for testing fruits, vegetables, meat, and fish
  • 1 Anvil is included, additional are sold separately
  • Built-in Timer to record readings 3 seconds after contact (user adjustable)
  • Maintenance free design


Measuring Range0-100 Empirical Units for Comparison
Battery Life200 Hours
Memory300 Readings
Timer3 Seconds after contact, user adjustable

Complete Kit

The HPE Fff is supplied as a kit including the tester and a charger, in a foam-fitted case. The required anvils are sold separately.

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Item Description Price
HPE-III Fruit Firmness Tester with 1 Anvil (specify when ordering) - fm12309
test anvil 0.1 cm² for peaches, apricots and plums - fm00015
Test Anvil 0.25 cm² for cherries, melons, tomatoes, grapes and etc. - fm00016
test anvil 0.50 cm² for strawberries, water melons, broccoli, meat and etc. - fm00017
test anvil Ø5.0 mm for avocados, papayas, apples, mangoes and etc.. - fm00018
Test Anvil ball Ø2.5 mm for kohlrabi, cucumber, carrots, radish and etc. - fm00019
Test Anvil, Ball r = 6.35 mm for boiled potatoes, bananas, smoked fish and etc. - fm00021
Factory Works Calibration Certificate for Fff - Covers Spring and Anvil
Factory Works Calibration Certificate for Fff - Covers Spring ONLY
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