### Need Website for Garden Yeild Chart in Bushels

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I have been searching, but unable to locate, a good garden yeild chart on the internet. I am particarly looking for one that will give the approx. yeild in bushels or pecks, not just in pounds. It sure would help in determining garden size this year since we are going to be canning, drying or perserving most of the produce. I know about how many jars I will get from a bushel..just can't figure out how many pounds a bushel would be since each vegetable is differant in weight and size. Any help would be appreciated.

-- Karen (db0421@yahoo.com), January 06, 2002

I'm sure you have probably tried this already, but how about some of the seed companies web-sites? Or your local extension office may have a brochure with this info in it.

-- Melissa (me@home.net), January 06, 2002.

Hi Karen, here's some weights for common veggies and fruits.....

Apples 48-50 lbs. = 1 bushel yeild 20 quarts chopped

Tomatoes 53 lbs. = 1 bushel yeild 15-20 quarts

Beans (snap) it takes 1 1/2 to 2 lbs. per quart jar and you can get 15-20 jars per bushel.

Carrots take 2 1/2 to 3 lbs. per quart jar 16-20 jars per bushel

Corn it takes 7 ears per quart jar yeild is 8 quarts per bushel

Greens 2-3 lbs. per quart jar yeild is 6-9 quart jar per bushel

If you take the poundage it takes in each quart jar and multiply the amount of jars per bushel, you should get the poundage of each bushel. The Ball Blue Book has a chart on how many pounds of each veggie to raise for a family of 6 and how many quarts it yields. You should be able to pick up the book at any Wal-mart. Hope this helps some!

-- Annie (mistletoe6@earthlink.net), January 06, 2002.

Karen, I forgot to add that The Joy of Cooking has yields in the canning section of it, also.

-- Annie (mistletoe6@earthlink.net), January 06, 2002.

karen,

Not only does the Ball Blue book have this chart, but so do some other cookbooks. My Fannie Farmer Cookbook has it.

-- Charleen in WNY (harperhill@eznet.net), January 07, 2002.