Yield from Fresh Vegetables and Fruits

The number of quarts of canned food you get from a given amount of fresh vegetables and fruits depends on quality, condition, maturity, and variety, as well as the size of the pieces and how the fruit or vegetable is packed.

Generally, the following amounts make one quart of canned food:

VegetablePounds
Asparagus2 1/2 to 4 1/2
Beans, lima, in pods3 to 5
Beans, snap1 1/2 to 2 1/2
Beets, without tops2 to 3 1/2
Carrots, without tops2 to 3
Corn, sweet, in husks3 to 6
Okra1 1/2
Peas, green, in pods3 to 6
Pumpkin or winter squash1 1/2 to 3
Spinach and other greens2 to 6
Squash, summer2 to 4
Sweet potatoes2 to 3
Tomatoes3
FruitPounds
Apples2 1/2 to 3
Applesauce2 1/2 to 3 1/2
Apricots2 to 2 1/2
Berries1 1/2 to 3
Cherries2 to 2 1/2
Peaches2 to 3
Pears2 to 3
Plums1 1/2 to 2 1/2