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                 CANNING POTATOES (SWEET, PIECES OR WHOLE)
 
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 Serving Size  : 1    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Vegetables                       Canning
 
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   Potatoes, Sweet--Pieces or Whole
   
   It is not recommended to dry pack sweet potatoes.
   
   Quantity: An average of 17-1/2 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-
   1/2 pounds per quart.
   
   Quality: Choose small to medium-sized potatoes. They
   should be mature and not too fibrous. Can within 1 to
   2 months after harvest.
   
   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.
                                   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 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.
                                     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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