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Old 07/31/04, 06:39 PM
 
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How many ears of corn to a quart?

Okay so I am looking for a general idea... the ears of corn are running 8 inches long. I am wondering how much corn to buy approximately for canning

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I see you don't have an answer yet, and I don't know the answer. BUT, that never stopped me before. SO, I will make a guess of 10, and 3/4 8 inch ears per quart. Let's all make a guess and the average of all the reasonable guesses should be close.

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Gosh, I love contests! I guess 2/3 c. per ear depending on kernel size. Why not buy one and test it for yourself?

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Katy's answer would add up to 5 1/3 ears per quart.

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Darn, I didn't do the math, did I? :waa: Well, I didn't understand the rules. Thanks, Will.

katy

Edited because I got curious and went searching. Approximately 3.2 oz per medium ear or 3 to 4 ears per cup. (Different sources.) I was being optimistic!

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The Ball Blue Book says 5-6 lbs per quart, or you can get 6-10 quarts from a bushel.

Edited to add another source which seems more straight forward:

An average of 31½ pounds (in husks) of sweet corn is needed per canner load of 7 quarts; an average of 20 pounds is needed per canner load of 9 pints. A bushel weighs 35 pounds and yields 6 to 11 quarts – an average of 4½ pounds per quart.

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One bushel will usually be enough to make a canner (7 quarts) full.

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