>At the Southern SAWG Conference in Memphis about 2 years ago, a farm
>consultant did a demonstration of Brix testing- measuring the amount of
>sugar in fruit with a refractometer; there is a direct correlation
>between sugar content and mineral content. So, the higher the sugar, the
>higher the mineral content.
Alex, do you know of a scientific reference for the relation between
sugar content and mineral content? I've had some very interesting
results with refractometer tests, but haven't had any luck trying to
pin down the basic principle, which has stopped me using the results
a few times (for fear of attack!).
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