When you are canning, do you ever wonder how much of an item you will need?  Here’s a handy chart that you can use to as a guide to help you.  This is a general guide as the number of quarts you can get from a given quantity of fresh produce depends on the quality, variety, maturity and size.  Also, the method of canning will factor in the quantity needed – will you be canning it whole, in halves or in slices and then will it be packed raw or hot. Of course we have great canning labels to finish your efforts with charm.  (Click on the produce item for canning labels)

Produce Item      Total pounds of fresh produce       Produce Item      Total pounds of fresh produce
–                                        rq’d to can 1 qt.                                                                rq’d to can 1 qt.

Apples   – – – – – – – – – – – – – 2 1/2 – 3                             Cucumbers – – – – – – – – – – – 2 1/2 -3

Applesauce – – – – – – – – 2 1/2 – 3 1/3                            Okra – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –  1 1/2 – 3

Apricots – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – 2 -3                            Peaches – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – 2 -3

Asparagus – – – – – – – –  2 1/2 – 4 1/2                             Pears – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –  2 – 3

Beans – – – – – – – – – – – – 1 1/2 – 2 1/2                            Peas, green (in pods) – – – – – –  3 – 6

Beets (w/o tops) – – – – – – – – – – 2 -3                             Peppers – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –  1 1/2

Berries – – – – – – – – – – – – – -1 1/2 – 2                             Plums/prunes – – – – – – 1 1/2 – 2 1/2

Berries (1 batch jam) – – – – – –  3 – 4                             Pumpkin – – – – – – – – – – – –  1 1/2 – 3

Carrots – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – 2 – 3                             Squash. summer – – – – – – – – – – 2 -4

Cherries – – – – – – – – – – – –  2 – 2 1/2                             Squash, winter – – – – – – – –  1 1/2 – 3

Corn – – – – – – – – – – – – –  9 – 12 ears                              Tomatoes – – – – – – – – – 2 1/2 – 3 1/2


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