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What's a bushel weigh???
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donna wv    Posted 09-13-2004 at 15:08:57       [Reply]  [Send Email]
have several recipes from an old cook book and can't seem to find an answer to how many pounds in a bushel.

tacon1    Posted 09-13-2004 at 16:03:41       [Reply]  [No Email]

Weight per bushel


Weight per bushel


48 lbs.

Mustard Greens

18 lbs.

Lima Beans (unshelled)

30 lbs.


57 lbs.

Pole Beans

28 lbs.


50 lbs.

Snap Beans

30 lbs.

Field Peas

25 lbs.

Shelled Corn

56 lbs.

Sweet Potatoes (green)

55 lbs.

Corn (in ear)

70 lbs.

Sweet Potatoes (dry)

50 lbs.


60 lbs.


20 lbs.


48 lbs.


53 lbs.


33 lbs.

Turnips (without tops)

54 lbs.

English Peas (in hull)

30 lbs.

Turnip Greens (dry)

16 lbs.


50 lbs.

Turnip Greens (wet)

18 lbs.


26 lbs.

tp    Posted 09-13-2004 at 16:13:08       [Reply]  [No Email]
i thought 13 dollars was a little steep for a half bushel of potatoes ..
what about the 8 gallons by volume ?

KellyGa    Posted 09-13-2004 at 18:18:55       [Reply]  [No Email]
I paid 8 dollars for a bushel of potatoes, 50#. Got them at the Farmers Market. NOw that I see the bushel of field peas, I wonder how much it weighed before I shelled them. It was a huge bag for 10 dollars.

tacon1    Posted 09-13-2004 at 16:22:11       [Reply]  [No Email]

1 Bushel=

8 gallons (dry)

32 quarts (dry)

64 pints (dry)

4 pecks

2,150 cubic inches

Husker about them spuds    Posted 09-13-2004 at 16:01:15       [Reply]  [No Email]
Here is a site that lists all commodities per bushel. Spuds are 50#


tp    Posted 09-13-2004 at 15:52:49       [Reply]  [No Email]
i just bought a half bushel of sweet potatoes
and the box says 40 lbs.
that's 80 per bushel..
everything is different by weight ...
by volume 8 gallons is considered a bushel ..
In Mississippi that is ..
Tim .

Steve from TN    Posted 09-13-2004 at 15:18:05       [Reply]  [No Email]
I believe that a bushel of soybeans is 60 lbs and a bushel of corn is maybe 55 lbs. A bushel is actually a measure of so many gallons, I think.

New-Gen    Posted 09-13-2004 at 15:17:14       [Reply]  [No Email]
Well, I don't know if this will do you much good, but a bushel of corn is supposed to weight 56#, and a bushel of soybeans 60#. I'd have to do some checking to be able to help much more than that.

donna wv    Posted 09-13-2004 at 15:18:50       [Reply]  [Send Email]
thank you but i was looking for tomatoes,potatoes,and onions. Any ideas?

Gerrit    Posted 09-13-2004 at 15:57:28       [Reply]  [No Email]
Another site says that 1/4 bushel of tomatoes = 13 lbs, so a bushel should be like 52 lbs..

bill b va    Posted 09-13-2004 at 16:19:53       [Reply]  [No Email]

how much is a bushel of feathers compared to a bushel of lead ? a bushel is a measure of volume be it what what ever .

Gerrit    Posted 09-13-2004 at 16:25:07       [Reply]  [No Email]
A bushel is a volume measure, yes. So we need the specific weight for feathers and for lead to calculate that - but why should we? Dinner is ready! LOL

bill b va    Posted 09-13-2004 at 16:54:33       [Reply]  [No Email]

are the feathers off yet ? if not get the lead out.....

Gerrit    Posted 09-13-2004 at 17:03:18       [Reply]  [No Email]
Well, believe it or not, we had chicken!

Can't find the specific gravity for feathers though. 20.000 examples of the classical question:"What is heavier a pound of feathers or a pound of lead?" but nobody cares to give a specific gravity for feathers..

Gerrit    Posted 09-13-2004 at 15:53:52       [Reply]  [No Email]
Never heard of the word bushel, but a search in google does wonders :-)

Here it says 50 lbs per bushel for potatoes and for onions.
Still looking for the tomatoes..

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