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                    CANNING ASPARAGUS (SPEARS OR PIECES)
 
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 Serving Size  : 1    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Vegetables                       Canning
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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   Quantity: An average of 24-1/2 pounds is needed per
   canner load of 7 quarts; an average of 16 pounds is
   needed per canner load of 9 pints. A crate weighs 31
   pounds and yields 7 to 12 quarts--an average of 3-1/2
   pounds per quart.
   
   Quality: Use tender, tight-tipped spears, 4 to 6
   inches long.
   
   Procedure: Wash asparagus and trim off tough scales.
   Break off tough stems and wash again. Cut into 1-inch
   pieces or can whole.
   
   Hot pack--Cover asparagus with boiling water. Boil 2
   or 3 minutes. Loosely fill jars with hot asparagus,
   leaving 1-inch headspace.
   
   Raw pack--Fill jars with raw asparagus, packing as
   tightly as possible without crushing, leaving 1-inch
   headspace.
   
   Add 1 teaspoon of salt per quart to the jars, if
   desired. Add boiling water, leaving 1-inch headspace.
   
   Adjust lids and process as recommended in Table 1 or
   Table 2 according to the method of canning used.
   
   Table 1. Recommended process time for Asparagus in a
   dial-gauge pressure canner.
   
   Style of Pack: Hot and Raw.  Jar Size: Pints, Quarts.
   Process Time: 30 minutes for Pints, 40 minutes for
   Quarts. Canner Pressure (PSI) at Altitudes of 0 -
   2,000 ft: 11 lb.
                                   2,001 - 4,000 ft: 12
   lb.
                                   4,001 - 6,000 ft: 13
   lb.
                                   6,001 - 8,000 ft: 14
   lb.
   
   Table 2. Recommended process time for Asparagus in a
   weighted-gauge pressure canner.
   
   Style of Pack: Hot and Raw.  Jar Size: Pints, Quarts.
   Process Time: 30 minutes for Pints, 40 minutes for
   Quarts. Canner Pressure (PSI) at Altitudes of 0 -
   1,000 ft: 10 lb.
                                     Above 1,000 ft: 15
   lb.
   
   ÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿ  ÿ * USDA Agriculture Information Bulletin No. 539
   (rev. 1994) * Meal-Master format courtesy of Karen
   Mintzias
  
 
 
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