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    Default A cooking question

    I tried to get into Aunt Clara's place but they wouldn't accept my name--Okey, they don't like hillbillies... No sweat..

    Anyway here is what I need to know: how much, more or less, does a peck of tomatoes weigh? A "peck" is a dry measure, 1/4th of a bushel, 8 quarts dry measure...

    anybody know the answer??

    HB

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    A peck of tomatoes equals 12-14 pounds -according to a recipe from the better homes and garden cookbook-.
    Last edited by LazyGirl; 05-04-2003 at 03:19 PM.

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    LazyGirl is right on. The "standard" bushel weights 53 pounds, or 13.25# per peck. As with all volumetric measures, actual weights may vary considerably due to variable densities of the product being measured.

    For a link to a list of some current US measurements, click

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    Swede

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    Default Thank you both very much!

    I knew that someone would know but try as I could on google.com I couldn't find out how much a bushel of tomatos was... NOW I know!

    I owe you Swede!! And you too Lazy Girl---if you get to Santiago, you know where to find me...

    HB

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