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Canning Stewed Rhubarb

William Schafer


Quantity: An average of 10½ pounds is needed per canner load of 7 quarts; an average of 7 pounds is needed per canner load of 9 pints. A lug weighs 28 pounds and yields 14 to 28 quarts – an average of 1½ pounds per quart.

Quality: Select young, tender, well-colored stalks from the spring or late fall crop.

Procedure: Trim off leaves. Wash stalks and cut into ½ inch to 1 inch pieces. In a large saucepan add ½ cup sugar for each quart of fruit. Let stand until juice appears. Heat gently to boiling. Fill jars without delay, leaving ½ inch headspace. Remove air bubbles. Wipe jar rims. Adjust and process.

Processing Times and Methods:
Boiling-Water Bath
Pints or Quarts – 20 minutes

Dial-gauge Pressure Canner
Pints – 55 minutes 11 PSI
Quarts – 90 minutes 11 PSI

Weighted-gauge Pressure Canner
Pints – 55 minutes 15 PSI
Quarts – 90 minutes 15 PSI


Rhubarb-Stewed. National Center for Home Food Preservation

Related Resources:

Freezing Rhubarb with Syrup: Step-by-Step Directions
Freezing Rhubarb Dry Pack – No Sugar: Step-by-Step Directions

Revised by Suzanne Driessen 2014

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