Ingrients & Directions

Potatoes, Sweet–Pieces or Whole

It is not recommended to dry pack sweet potatoes.

Quantity: An average of 17-1/2 pounds is needed per canner load of 7
quarts; an average of 11 pounds is needed per canner load of 9 pints.
A bushel weighs 50 pounds and yields 17 to 25 quarts–an average of 2-
1/2 pounds per quart.

Quality: Choose small to medium-sized potatoes. They should be mature
and not too fibrous. Can within 1 to
2 months after harvest.

Procedure: Wash potatoes and boil or steam until partially soft (15
to 20 minutes). Remove skins. Cut medium potatoes, if needed, so that
pieces are uniform in size. Caution: Do not mash or puree pieces.
Fill jars, leaving 1-inch headspace. Add 1 teaspoon salt per quart to
the jar, if desired. Cover with your choice of fresh boiling water or
syrup, leaving 1-inch headspace.

Adjust lids and process following the recommendations in Table 1 and
Table 2.

Table 1. Recommended process time for Sweet Potatoes in a dial-gauge
pressure canner.

Style of Pack: Hot. Jar Size: Pints, Quarts. Process Time: 65
minutes for Pints, 90 minutes for Quarts. Canner Pressure (PSI) at
Altitudes of 0 – 2,000 ft: 11 lb.
2,001 – 4,000 ft: 12 lb.
4,001 – 6,000 ft: 13 lb.
6,001 – 8,000 ft: 14 lb.

Table 2. Recommended process time for Sweet Potatoes in a
weighted-gauge pressure canner.

Style of Pack: Hot. Jar Size: Pints, Quarts. Process Time: 65
minutes for Pints, 90 minutes for Quarts. Canner Pressure (PSI) at
Altitudes of 0 – 1,000 ft: 10 lb.
Above 1,000 ft: 15 lb.

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Agriculture Information Bulletin No. 539 (rev. 1994) * Meal-

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