STARR RANCH GROWERS CANNING TIPS FOR WHOLE CHERRIES´╗┐
SWEET OR TART VARIETIES

  • It will take approximately two to two-and-a-half pounds of cherries for each quart of fruit desired to can.
  • Wash and stem cherries. Remove pits if desired or can with pits in.
  • Cherries may be canned in water, sugar syrup, or juice such as apple or white grape.
  • The easiest way to can cherries is raw pack. Pack cherries tightly in sterilized jars to a half-inch from top. Add hot liquid to jar leaving a half-inch headspace.
  • Remove air bubbles with a plastic knife, wipe rim with clean cloth and adjust the lid. Process in a boiling water canner – pints and quarts for approximately 25 minutes.
  • Label jars with a pack date once they have completely cooled. Also refer to canning procedures in your favorite canning guide.

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