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Preserving Food Safely - 01600322


      QUANTITY:   An  average  of 14 pounds  is  needed  per
canner  load of 7 quarts; an average of 9 pounds  is  needed
per  canner  load of 9 pints.  A lug weighs  26  pounds  and
yields  12  to 14 quarts of whole grapes--an  average  of  2
pounds per quart.                                           

     QUALITY: Choose unripe, tight-skinned, preferably green
seedless  grapes  harvested  two  weeks  before  they  reach
optimum  eating quality.                                    

     PROCEDURE:  Stem, wash  and drain grapes.  Prepare very
light, or light syrup (see directions below).               

     Hot pack--Blanch  grapes in boiling water for 30       
     seconds.  Drain and proceed for raw pack.              

     Raw pack--Fill hot jars with grapes and hot syrup,     
     leaving 1-inch headspace.                              

Adjust lids  and process.                                   

    Very Light Syrup                                        
    Mix  6-1/2 cups water to 3/4 cups sugar for 9 pint  or 4
quart load.  Mix 10-1/2 cups water and 1-1/4 cups sugar  for
7 quart load.  Heat sugar and water to boiling.             

    Light Syrup                                             
    Mix  5-3/4 cups water to 1-1/2 cups sugar for  9 pint or
4 quart load.  Mix 9 cups water and 2-1/2 cups sugar for   7
quart load.  Heat sugar and water to boiling.               

           IN A BOILING-WATER CANNER                        

                     Process Time at Altitudes of           
of     Jar       0-         1001-       3001-      over     
Pack   Size      1000 ft.   3000 ft.    6000 ft.   6000 ft. 

Hot    Pints     10 min.    15 min.     15 min.    20 min.  

Hot    Quarts    10         15          15         20       

Raw    Pints     15         20          20         25       
Raw    Quarts    20         25          30         35       

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