A cooking question

Hillbilly

Moderator
Jan 1, 2002
18,943
498
83
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
 

LazyGirl

New member
Jan 12, 2002
26
0
0
A peck of tomatoes equals 12-14 pounds -according to a recipe from the better homes and garden cookbook-.
 
Last edited:

m65swede

New member
Mar 18, 2002
312
0
0
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

HERE



Swede
 

Hillbilly

Moderator
Jan 1, 2002
18,943
498
83
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