Canning Potatoes – Sweet
Canning Potatoes - Sweet
- 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.
Table 1. Recommended process time for Sweet Potatoes in a dial-gauge pressure canner. Canner Pressure (PSI) at Altitudes of Style of Pack Jar Size Process Time 0-2,000 ft 2,001-4,000 ft 4,001-6,000 ft 6,001-8,000 ft Hot Pints
Table 2. Recommended process time for Sweet Potatoes in a weighted-gauge pressure canner. Canner Pressure (PSI) at Altitudes of Style of Pack Jar Size Process Time 0-1,000 ft Above 1,000 ft Hot Pints