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                        SELECTION OF FRESH CUCUMBERS
 
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   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 1-1/2 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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   * USDA Agriculture Information Bulletin No. 539 (rev.
   1994) * Meal-Master format courtesy of Karen Mintzias
  
 
 
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