canning snap & italian bean pieces (green & wax)

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Canning
Vegetables
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MeasureIngredient
  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.

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 30 pounds and yields 12 to 20 quarts--an average of 2 pounds per quart.

Quality: Select filled but tender, crisp pods. Remove and discard diseased and rusty pods.

Procedure: Wash beans and trim ends. Leave whole or cut or snap into 1-inch pieces.

Hot pack--Cover with boiling water; boil 5 minutes. Fill jars loosely, leaving 1-inch headspace.

Raw pack--Fill jars tightly with raw beans, leaving 1-inch headspace.

Add 1 teaspoon of canning salt per quart to the jar, if desired. Add boiling water, leaving 1-inch headspace.

Adjust lids and process following the recommendations in Table 1 or Table 2 according to the method of canning used.

Table 1. Recommended process time for Snap and Italian Beans in a dial-gauge pressure canner.

Style of Pack: Hot and Raw. Jar Size: Pints, Quarts.

Process Time: 20 minutes for Pints, 25 minutes for Quarts.

Canner Pressure (PSI) at Altitudes of 0 - 2,000 ft: 11 lb.

Table 2. Recommended process time for Snap and Italian Beans in a weighted-gauge pressure canner. Style of Pack: Hot and Raw. Jar Size: Pints, Quarts.

Process Time: 20 minutes for Pints, 25 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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