You are correct, I looked it up in the Holy Bible of canning books,
"Ball Complete Book of Home Preserving" ISBN-10: 077880139X
On page 360, "On average, it takes 3 to 3.25 lbs of tomatoes to make one
quart of juice". 7 quarts is about 22lbs. So I am way off, Thank you for
correcting my mistake :(
I think, not postive now that my brain received a massive jolt.
The number 56 is the average weight of a bushel of tomatoes.
In the Bible The number is 53 for the average, Page 427.
It's not often I get a strong head smack, it hurts.
Kneeling in penitence:
Repeating: "I am not stupid" over and over until the pain goes away :(
It should be enough given the number you say you both eat, but then every
year is different.
In my locale, I'd be planning on preserving quite a load of toms if I had
that many plants for the two of us and I'd still give away a lot. I can
normally do that from about 6-8 plants and the occasional volunteer plant
but last year was a pig of a year and we only got enough for the table and
On Wed, 23 Jun 2010 11:30:15 -0400, White_Noise email@example.com (EVP MAN)
Plant early varieties and late varieties. Yield varies depending on
sunlight, temperature, water, soil conditions, polinating insects,
etc. Staking tomatoes may somewhat reduce the yield of a plant,
allowing them to vine on the ground usually helps yield but you should
the fruit off the ground with straw. A tomato plant in Ohio will
typically outperform a similar tomato plant in east Tennessee because
tomato plants like cooler nights.
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