Dehydration Chart


PLEASE NOTE: Drying time depends on several factors:
  • Thick or Thin Slices - the thinner the slice of item being dried, the quicker the drying time.
  • Temperature - The lower the temperature- the longer the drying time.  When dehydrating fruits, vegetables and nuts, we recommend dehydrating at 105-110 degrees to preserve enzymes and nutrients.
  • Humidity - the higher the humidity, the longer the drying time
  • Water content - the higher the water (liquid) content of the item being dehydrated, the longer the drying time.
  • Crispiness - some people like their dehydrated items still a bit soft, while others like it "crunchy or crispy".. If you want it more crunchy-crispy, it will increase the time it takes to dry all the water out..
  • Product - Of course the product being dehydrated also will dictate how long it takes to dry, as shown by the chart below as a reference.
FRUITS
Apples
7-15 hours
Apricots
20-28 hours
Bananas
6-10 hours
Berries
10-15 hours
Cherries
13-21 hours
Cranberries
10-12 hours
Figs
22-30 hours
Grapes
22-30 hours
Kiwi
7-15 hours
Nectarines
8-16 hours
Peaches
8-16 hours
Pears
8-16 hours
Persimmons
11-19 hours
Pineapple
10-18 hours
Prune Plums
22-30 hours
Rhubarb
6-10 hours
Strawberries
7-15 hours
Watermelon
8-10 hours
VEGETABLES
Asparagus
5-6 hours
Beans, Green or Wax
8-12 hours
Beets
8-12 hours
Broccoli
10-14 hours
Cabbage
7-11 hours
Carrots
6-10 hours
Celery
3-10 hours
Corn
6-10 hours
Cucumber
4-8 hours
Eggplant
4-8 hours
Greens
3-7 hours
Mushrooms
3-7 hours
Okra
4-8 hours
Onions
4-8 hours
Parsnips
7-11 hours
Peas
4-8 hours
Peppers / Hot Peppers
4-8 hours
Popcorn
4-8 hours
potatoes
6-14 hours
pumpkin
7-11 hours
Summer Squash
10-14 hours
Tomatoes
5-9 hours
Turnips
8-12 hours
Winter Squash
7-11 hours
Yams
7-11 hours
Zucchini
7-11 hours

OTHER

Leather & Fruit Rolls
4-6 hours
Jerky
4-6 hours
Fish Jerky
12-14 hours
Herbs & Spices
2-4 hours
Nuts
10-14 hours
Re-crisping
1 hour