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How many peaches are in a bushel?

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Approximately three medium peaches weigh one pound; a bushel of peaches weighs 50 pounds, so about 150 peaches are in a bushel. Two to 2 1/2 pounds of peaches are required to can a quart of peaches. A bushel of fresh peaches yields 20 to 25 quarts of canned peaches.

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Peaches are stone fruits that may have white or yellow flesh and fuzzy skin. Highly perishable, they can remain at room temperature until ripe. Placing peaches in a paper bag speeds ripening. Once ripe, they can be stored in the refrigerator for several days although doing so has a negative effect on taste, appearance and texture.

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