Canned Plums (halved or whole)

  

Quantity: For each 7-quart canner load, you need an average of 14 pounds fresh plums. For each 9-pint canner load, you need an average of 9 pounds fresh plums.

Quality: Select deep-colored, mature fruit of ideal quality for eating fresh or cooking. Plums may be packed in water or syrup.

Jar size: Pints or Quarts

Instructions:

1. Wash and rinse canning jars; keep hot until ready to use. Prepare lids according to manufacturer’s directions.

2. Stem and wash plums.

3. To can whole:

  • Prick skins on opposite sides of plums with fork to prevent splitting.

4. Freestone varieties may be halved and pitted.

5. Prepare very light, light or medium syrup. Hot pack or raw pack according to instructions below.

6. Hot pack -

  • Add plums to hot water or syrup and boil two minutes.
  • Cover saucepan and let stand 20 minutes to 30 minutes.
  • Fill jars with hot plums and cooking liquid or syrup; leave 1/2-inch headspace.

Raw pack -

  • Fill jars with raw plums; pack firmly.
  • Add hot water or syrup and leave 1/2-inch headspace.

7. Remove air bubbles and adjust headspace if needed. Wipe rims of jars with a dampened clean paper towel; apply two-piece metal canning lids.

8. Process in a boiling water or pressure canner according to the recommendations. Let cool, undisturbed, 12-24 hours and check for seals.

Processing time:

Processing Times for Boiling Water Canner

 

 

Process Times at Altitudes of:

Style of Pack

Jar Size

0-1000 ft

1001-3000 ft

3001-6000 ft

Above 6000 ft

Hot and Raw

Pints

20 min

25 min

30 min

35 min

Quarts

25 min

30 min

35 min

40 min

 

Processing Times for Dial-Gauge Pressure Canner

 

 

 

Canner Pressure (PSI) at Altitudes of:

Style of Pack

Jar Size

Process Time

0-2000 ft

2001-4000 ft

4001-6000 ft

6001-8000 ft

Hot and Raw

Pints or Quarts

10 min

6 lb

7 lb

8 lb

9 lb

 

Processing Times for Weighted-Gauge Pressure Canner

 

 

 

Canner Pressure (PSI) at Altitudes of

Style of Pack

Jar Size

Process Time

0-1000 ft

Above 1000 ft

Hot and Raw

Pints or Quarts

10 min

5 lb

10 lb

Source: National Center for Home Food Preservation




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