NET WEIGHTS & YIELDS OF PRODUCE
Fresh fruits and vegetables
grown in Missouri are typically sold at roadside stands, farmers'
markets and pick your-own farms. Common retail unites, their equivalent
weights and approximate yields for canning and freezing are listed
Many different kinds and sizes of containers are available for retail
selling. Some of the more common ones include:
WOOD BASKETS: Round wooden baskets in sizes of 1/4
peck, 1/2 peck, 1/ peck, 1/2 bushel and 1 bushel.
BOXES, SHIPPING CARTONS & HAMPERS: Usually made of
corrugated paper, often waxed and ranging in size from 1/2 peck to 1
TRAYS: Shallow corrugated paper trays often used on
pick-you-won berry farms. Common sizes hold 6 to 8 dry quarts (10 to
FRUIT & VEGETABLE BASKETS: Often made of corrugated
paper in sizes from 2 to 8 dry quarts with carrying handles.
FRUIT TILLS OR CUPS: Small containers of 1/2 dry
pint to 4 dry quarts. Made of several materials: Pulp, cardboard,
corrugated paper, plastic & wood. Quart berry cups are familiar in
DEFINITIONS & CONVERSIONS
= 32 dry quarts, 64 dry pints, or 2,150 cubic inches.
= ¼ bushel, 8 dry quarts or 538 cubic inches.
= 4 quarts or 231 cubic inches (liquid measure).
= 2.205 pounds
= 1.057 liquid quarts