I read somewhere online that you need roughly 21 lbs of shelling peas to equal 7 pint jars of canned peas. So this being the first year I have ever planted shelling peas, I was so excited when I brought in my 3 bowls full of peas. I went right to the scale and boy what a bummer. They only weighed in at 8lbs 12 oz. The handsome husband was standing right beside me and I told him how disappointed I was. He looked at me like I was crazy. “Are you kidding me? Look at all those peas!” Yeah, but I needed 21 lbs to fill a canner load. And not just any canner load, but my brand spankin new pressure canner. I have been waiting since Christmas to fire this baby up. Oh well. I guess I will have to wait a few more days.
Since this was the first pick of the green arrow peas, I’m hoping that next time I pick I will get a mother load of peas. Well at least 1 canner load.