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The minimum shiur for bikkurim miderabbonon is one-sixtieth - see the answer to this question.

One sixtieth of the harvest for a farmer of a sizable farm would be difficult to fit into even seven baskets - one for each of the seven species.

How practically did large farmers manage presenting their bikkurim?

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My Rov suggested that the requirement to present bikkurim in a basket in biblical. According to the Torah there is no minimum shiur for bikkurim. So even the owner of a large farm can manage with one or more baskets (up to seven).

The shiur of 1/60 th is rabbinic and maybe the excess over the Torah shiur doesn't need a basket etc.

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    Any sources for this? – Danny Schoemann Sep 14 '14 at 14:08
  • I see no indication of such a distinction in the Rambam – Double AA Sep 14 '14 at 15:21
  • No sources and yes I don't see it in the Rambam. Feel free to post your own answers. – Avrohom Yitzchok Sep 14 '14 at 15:46

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