Michigan State University Extension
Preserving Food Safely - 01600855


     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 bushel weighs  48  pounds  and
yields  16 to 24 quarts--an average of 2 pounds  per  quart.

     QUALITY:   Select  firm cucumbers  of  the  appropriate
size:  about  1-l/2  inches for gherkins and  4  inches  for
dills.   Use  odd-shaped  and  more  mature  cucumbers   for
relishes and bread-and-butter style pickles.                

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