Picking Tips for Home-Canning

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Weight per Bushel for Common Fruits and Vegetables

If you like to do a large quantity of canning at once and be done with it for a year, you may want to do what I do, either pick in large quantity, or find the local real farmer's market and get bulk quantities. In which case, you need to know, how much is in a bushel of the fruit or vegetables? This table should help!


COMMODITY
Approximate weight per bushel, in Pounds

COMMODITY
Approximate weight per bushel, in Pounds
Apples
42 lbs.
Mustard Greens
18 lbs.
Lima Beans (unshelled)
30 lbs.
Onions
57 lbs.
Pole Beans
28 lbs.
Peaches
50 lbs.
Snap Beans
30 lbs.
Field Peas
25 lbs.
Shelled Corn
56 lbs.
Sweet Potatoes (fresh, green)
55 lbs.
Corn (in ear)
70 lbs.
Sweet Potatoes (cured, dry)
50 lbs.
Cowpeas
60 lbs.
Spinach
20 lbs.
Cucumbers
48 lbs.
Tomatoes
53 lbs.
Eggplant
33 lbs.
Turnips (without tops)
54 lbs.
English Peas (in hull)
30 lbs.
Turnip Greens (dry)
16 lbs.
Muscadines
50 lbs.
Turnip Greens (wet)
18 lbs.


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