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Old 09/13/12, 10:39 PM
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How many apples for applesauce

We have a u-pick up the road that is selling apples for $20/bushel. About how many should I get for a reasonable batch? I would like to have at least a dozen pints for the winter.

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Old 09/14/12, 01:35 AM
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We are doing applesauce right now.
Our yield is about 1 dozen QUARTS from a bushel.

It's hard for me to be precise because ----
we started with 2 bushel (McIntosh).

We've processed 1 and 1/4 bushel so far.
We've eaten some of the sauce and we've loaded up the 2 dehydrators.
And we currently have 1 dozen Quarts finished.

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Old 09/14/12, 06:29 AM
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We are doing applesauce right now.
Our yield is about 1 dozen QUARTS from a bushel.
Yes, that's about what I get, too. I do applesauce in pint jars, and get about two dozen pints from a bushel of apples.
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Old 09/14/12, 09:12 AM
 
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The Ball book suggests that 12 pounds of apples makes about 8 pints of applesauce. I believe that a bushel of apples is suppose to weigh between 42 and 48 pounds.

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Old 09/14/12, 01:45 PM
 
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If you have a food mill such as a Victorio or Squeezo ask if they have second's or windfall apples for a much lower price.

Just remove the gag bits but leave the peels and cores, cook and then put through the mill. You could have sauce for a much lower price.

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Old 09/14/12, 08:50 PM
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The apple production in our area is way down from normal due to weather extremes.

A couple years ago McIntosh #1's were $20 a bushel. Seconds were $8.oo.

This year the #1's are $40.oo. Secounds are $20.oo.

We are working with seconds and finding them to be good apples.....no wind falls.
Most of them are labeled "seconds" only because they are larger than the standard.

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Old 09/15/12, 10:23 AM
 
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does any of yall make applejuice with the juice or can it all together

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Old 09/16/12, 12:03 AM
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does any of yall make applejuice with the juice or can it all together
It all goes into the sauce.
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Old 09/16/12, 03:07 PM
 
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I made apple juice with the juice and canned the sauce (pulp) separately this year for the first time. It turned out great.

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Old 09/16/12, 05:05 PM
 
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I don't know about bushels, but I just did 2 5-gallon buckets that yielded 17 pints.

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