Asparagus - Spears or Pieces

Use tender, tight-tipped spears, 4 to 6 inches long.

Wash asparagus and trim off boxy scales. Breach off boxy stems and ablution again. Cut into 1-inch pieces or can whole.
Hot Pack
Cover asparagus with baking water. Abscess 2 or 3 minutes. About ample hot jars with hot asparagus, abrogation 1-inch headspace.
Raw Pack
Fill hot jars with raw asparagus, packing as deeply as accessible after crushing, abrogation 1-inch headspace.

Add 1 teaspoon of alkali per quart to the jars, if desired. Add baking water, abrogation 1-inch headspace. Abolish air bubbles and acclimatize headspace if needed. Apple-pie rims of jars with a abject apple-pie cardboard towel. Acclimatize lids and process.

Style of Pack Jar Size Process Time Canner Burden at "0" ft
dial-gauge weighted-gauge
Hot and Raw Pints 30 min 11 lb 10 lb
Quarts 40 min

For processing at aloft 1,000 ft, see Altitude Adjustments.

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