canning potatoes (sweet~ pieces or whole)

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Vegetables
Canning
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 2 months after harvest.
  2,001 - 4,000 ft: 12 lb.
  4,001 - 6,000 ft: 13 lb.
  6,001 - 8,000 ft: 14 lb.
  Above 1,000 ft: 15 lb.

Potatoes, Sweet--Pieces or Whole It is not recommended to dry pack sweet potatoes.

Quantity: An average of 17-½ pounds is needed per canner load of 7 quarts; an average of 11 pounds is needed per canner load of 9 pints.

A bushel weighs 50 pounds and yields 17 to 25 quarts--an average of 2- ½ pounds per quart.

Quality: Choose small to medium-sized potatoes. They should be mature and not too fibrous. Can within 1 to Procedure: Wash potatoes and boil or steam until partially soft (15 to 20 minutes). Remove skins. Cut medium potatoes, if needed, so that pieces are uniform in size. Caution: Do not mash or puree pieces.

Fill jars, leaving 1-inch headspace. Add 1 teaspoon salt per quart to the jar, if desired. Cover with your choice of fresh boiling water or syrup, leaving 1-inch headspace.

Adjust lids and process following the recommendations in Table 1 and Table 2.

Table 1. Recommended process time for Sweet Potatoes in a dial-gauge pressure canner.

Style of Pack: Hot. Jar Size: Pints, Quarts. Process Time: 65 minutes for Pints, 90 minutes for Quarts. Canner Pressure (PSI) at Altitudes of 0 - 2,000 ft: 11 lb.

Table 2. Recommended process time for Sweet Potatoes in a weighted-gauge pressure canner. Style of Pack: Hot. Jar Size: Pints, Quarts. Process Time: 65 minutes for Pints, 90 minutes for Quarts. Canner Pressure (PSI) at Altitudes of 0 - 1,000 ft: 10 lb.

======================================================= === * USDA Agriculture Information Bulletin No. 539 (rev. 1994) * Meal-Master format courtesy of Karen Mintzias

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