How many ears of corn to a quart?

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  1. vtfarma

    vtfarma Well-Known Member

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    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
     
  2. uncle Will in In.

    uncle Will in In. Well-Known Member Supporter

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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.
     

  3. katydidagain

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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
     
  4. uncle Will in In.

    uncle Will in In. Well-Known Member Supporter

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

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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!
     
  6. mistletoad

    mistletoad Well-Known Member Supporter

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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.
     
  7. nostalgia

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