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Selecting, Preparing, and Canning: Grapes -- Whole 1

United States Department of Agriculture, Extension Service2

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 lug weighs 26 pounds and yields 12 to 14 quarts of whole grapes -- an average of 2 pounds per quart.

Quality: Choose unripe, tight-skinned, preferably green seedless grapes harvested 2 weeks before they reach optimum eating quality.

Procedure: Stem, wash, and drain grapes. Prepare very light, or light syrup.

Hot pack -- Blanch grapes in boiling water for 30 seconds. Drain, and proceed as for raw pack.

Raw pack -- Fill jars with grapes and hot syrup, leaving 1-inch headspace. Adjust lids and process according to the recommendations in Table 1

Tables

Table 1. 

Recommended process time for Grapes, Whole in a boiling-water canner.

 

Process Time at Altitudes of

Style of Pack

Jar Size

0-

1,000 ft

1,001-

3,000 ft

3,001-

6,000 ft

Above 6,000 ft

Hot

Pint or Quarts

10 min

15

15

20

Raw

Pints

15

20

20

25

Quarts

20

25

30

35

*After the process is complete, turn off the heat and remove the canner lid. Wait five minutes before removing jars

Footnotes

1.

This document is FCS 8283, a series of the Department of Family, Youth and Community Sciences, UF/IFAS Extension. Publication date: May 2003. Reviewed: March 2014. This document was extracted from the Complete Guide to Home Canning, Agriculture Information Bulletin No. 539, USDA. It was originally published on CD-ROM as part of HE 8148, Guide 2: Selecting, Preparing, and Canning Fruit and Fruit Products. Please visit the EDIS website at http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu

2.

Reviewed for use in Florida by Amy Simonne, assistant professor, Food Safety and Quality, Department of Family, Youth and Community Sciences, UF/IFAS Extension, Gainesville FL 32611.


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