Food DehydratingDehydrating Fruits and Vegetables Times

Dehydrating Fruits and Vegetables Times

Dehydrating fruits and vegetables is essential to making your own fugal make ahead mixes, meals in a jar, dry vegetable broth powder, fruit oatmeal packets, dry mix dips, dry tomato paste mix and MRE’s .

Sort: Carefully discard any bruised or undesirable fruit or vegetables

WASH: Thoroughly with to remove dirt, bugs or wax put on produce to keep it fresh while being transported

Slice: Slice thinly and evenly. The thinner the slice of item being dried, the quicker the drying time.

DRY: Spread one layer thick on racks and dry

Dehydrators: Set temperature at 135 – 155 degrees.



Apples 8-12 hours

Apricots 12-14 hours

Bananas 8-10 hours

Berries 8-10 hours

Cherries 12-14 hours

Cranberries 10-12 hours

Figs 10-12 hours

Grapes 10-12 hours

Kiwi 8-10 hours

Nectarines 10-14 hours

Peaches 10-14 hours

Pears 8-10 hours

Persimmons 10-14 hours

Pineapple 10-12 hours

Prune Plums 12-16 hours

Rhubarb 6-8 hours

Strawberries 7-9 hours

Watermelon 8-10 hours



Asparagus 6-8 hours

Beans, Green or Wax 8-10 hours

Beets 8-10 hours

Broccoli 10-12 hours

Cabbage 7-9 hours

Carrots 8-10 hours

Celery 3-5 hours

Corn 6-8 hours

Cucumber 4-7 hours

Eggplant 4-7 hours

Greens 3-5 hours

Mushrooms 3-5 hours

Okra 4-6 hours

Onions 4-6 hours

Parsnips 7-10 hours

Peas 4-6 hours

Peppers 5-8 hours

Potatoes 7-12 hours

Pumpkin 9-12 hours

Summer Squash 10-13 hours

Tomatoes 6-10 hours

Turnips 9-13 hours

Winter Squash 8-12 hours

Yams 8-12 hours

Zucchini 8-12 hours

Fruit leather Roll Up 4-6 hours

Jerky 6-8 hours

Fish Jerky 12-14 hours

Herbs & Spices 2-4 hours

Nuts 10-14 hours



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Melissa Francis
Melissa Francis
Greetings! I'm Melissa Francis, the founder and primary contributor to The Homestead Survival. With over 20 years of experience in homesteading, sustainability, and emergency preparedness, I've dedicated my life to helping others achieve a simpler, more self-reliant lifestyle.

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