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Makes 4 servings.
Makes about 4 half-pint jars.
Having the right equipment in good condition is a must for safe, high quality home
canned food. You’ll need either a pressure canner or a water bath canner, depending on the type of food you want to preserve.
A pressure canner is essential for canning low-acid vegetables, meats, fish and poultry. There are two basic types available. One has a metal weighted gauge and the other
has a dial gauge to indicate the pressure inside the canner.
*It is important to have the dial gauge tested every year. If your gauge is off more
than 2 pounds at the recommended pressure, it will need to be replaced.
County Extension Agents offer free dial gauge testing every year!
Contact your county agent for more information.
A boiling water bath canner is used for canning high-acid foods like fruits, pickles,
jellies and jams. The canner needs to be deep enough to allow at least one or two inches of water
to boil over the tops of the jars. Both types of canners should have a rack in the
bottom to keep jars off the bottom of the canner.
Make sure you have the right equipment. Check out our page Heirloom canners may not be safe
For more information on safe canning procedures visit the National Center for Home Food Preservation.
In January 2019, we released a new high-quality thornless variety of blackberry called,
Caddo. This blackberry has a mouthful of flavor and is a thornless variety from our
fruit breeding program.
“Caddo is really exciting because it adds to our collection of high-flavor blackberries,”
said Dr. John Clark, Distinguished Professor of horticulture and fruit breeding for
the Arkansas Agricultural Experiment Station, the research arm of the Division of
Agriculture. “It has very good fruit flavor and large berries.”
Check out our article. Arkansas Releases High-Quality, Thornless Blackberries
In December 2019, we released Ponca, a new blackberry variety that offers the pinnacle of flavor! Dr. John Clark
says, “It’s our highest achievement for a sweet, enjoyable berry."
Read more about the newest and sweetest blackberry, Ponca
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