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#1
07/31/04, 07:39 PM
 Join Date: May 2003 Location: VT Posts: 988
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

Thanks, Laurie
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#2
08/01/04, 05:04 PM
 Join Date: May 2002 Posts: 7,154
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.
#3
08/01/04, 05:14 PM
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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?

katy
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08/01/04, 05:27 PM
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08/01/04, 05:38 PM
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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!

Last edited by katydidagain; 08/01/04 at 05:48 PM.
#6
08/01/04, 07:49 PM
 Join Date: Apr 2003 Location: Southern Maryland Posts: 4,283
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.
#7
08/03/04, 09:58 AM
 Join Date: Jun 2003 Posts: 1,607
One bushel will usually be enough to make a canner (7 quarts) full.
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