Canning Grapefruit and Orange Sections
An average of 15 pounds is needed per canner load of 7 quarts; an average of 13 pounds is needed per canner load of 9 pints – an average of about 2 pounds yields 1 quart.
Select firm, mature, sweet fruit of ideal quality for eating fresh. Grapefruit may be canned without oranges. Sections may be packed in water, citrus juice or syrup.
- Wash and peel fruit and remove white tissue to prevent a bitter taste.
- If you use syrup, prepare it according to directions on the preparing and using syrups page, and bring to boil.
- Fill jars with sections and water, juice, or hot syrup, leaving ½ inch headspace.
- Adjust lids and process.
- Boiling-water bath
- Pints or quarts – 15 minutes
See also: pressure canner process times for fruit.
USDA Complete Guide to Home Canning. 2009. Selecting, Preparing and Canning Fruit: Grapefruit and Orange Sections. p. 2-15.
Revised by Suzanne Driessen 2015