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Canning Snap and Italian beans

GUIDE 4:9                                                   
BEANS, SNAP AND ITALIAN -- PIECES                           

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QUANTITY:  An average of 14 pounds is needed per canner load of 7 quarts; an average of 9 pounds is needed per  canner load of 9 pints.  A bushel weighs 30 pounds and yields 12 to 20 quarts -- an average of 2 pounds per quart.                                                     

QUALITY:  Select filled but tender, crisp pods.  Remove and discard diseased and rusty pods.                       

PROCEDURE:  Wash beans and trim ends.  Leave whole or cut  or snap into 1-inch pieces.                                 

Hot pack-- Cover with boiling water; boil 5 minutes.   Fill jars, loosely leaving 1-inch headspace.               

Raw pack -- Fill jars tightly with raw beans, leaving 1-inch headspace.  Add 1 teaspoon of canning salt per quart  to the jar, if desired.  Add boiling water, leaving 1-     
inch headspace.  Adjust lids and process.                   

Recommended process time for SNAP AND ITALIAN BEANS in a dial-gauge pressure canner.                           

                  Canner Gauge Pressure (PSI)               
                       at Altitudes of                     

Style    Jar   Process  0-      2,001-   4,001-   6,001-   
of Pack  Size  Time    2,000ft  4,000ft  6,000ft  8,000ft   

Hot     Pints  20 min   11 lb    12 lb   13 lb    14 lb     
Raw    Quarts   25      11       12      13       14       

Recommended process time for SNAP AND ITALIAN BEANS         
in a weighted-gauge pressure canner.                       

                  Canner Gauge Pressure (PSI)               
                       at Altitudes of                     

Style    Jar    Process   0-           Above               
of Pack  Size   Time      1,000 ft     1,000 ft             

Hot     Pints   20 min    10 lb        15 lb               
Raw    Quarts   25        10           15                   

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