5 September 2017 Bartlett Pear

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    About two bushels of Bartlett Pears were acquired from two places for making juice. A bushel is 60 pounds. Fifty six pounds were a present from a private garden. Fifty eight pounds dropped fruit were purchased from a commercial grower at 30 dollars a bushel. They have to be ripened off the tree by testing when the shoulder is slightly soft to the touch before processing into juice. It takes about a week to ripen at room temperature. Pears are excellent quality this year.
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    Twenty pounds of ripe pears were selected for pressure canning. Ripeness is determined by finger pressing the pear shoulder and any inward softness is an indication of ripeness. Process: Wash, cut into quarters, cover with water, cook until soft ~20 minutes, strain 2mm mesh, place into liter jars in batches of seven, the pressure cooker capacity. Pressure Can at 15 PSI for 15 minutes. Pears are inherently sweet and they tend to thicken with cooking so adequate water must be added which is slightly covering the cooking pot material. A total of 18 liter jars was processed from 20 pounds of pears, about a pound of pears in each jar. A pound is two to three pears.
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