[Homestead] Canned pumpkin
lurine at softcom.net
Thu Oct 23 02:09:15 EDT 2008
The real problem with canning pumpkin is that there is no consistancy with
its consistancy <g> or with its pH, thus there is no way to determine an
accurate method of canning it.
The best link to have for anyone doing canning is http://www.uga.edu/nchfp/
and specific to pumpkin is
----- Original Message -----
From: <Clansgian at wmconnect.com>
> I would tend to believe it. Of all the canned food I've ever dealt with
> (quite a bit!) pumpkin accounts for at least 75% of all the spoiled jars
> of food.
> A few years ago I determined that I was growing pumpkins way too early in
> season. Spring planted pumpkins matured in July and then deteriorated in
> hot summer heat and did not keep well. So I've started planting pumpkins
> July and August. Frost just killed the vines. The mature pumpkins (I
> time this year's as well as last year's) which were about 1/3 of them on
> vines, will keep until well into next summer so I don't really need to can
> But since you have indicated that you do it with good results, I will
> dehydrate some this year. I've done that with squashes and used them in
> squash soup
> and it was excellent.
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