Canning Corn: Whole Kernel

Don’t let your corn go to waste! Canning corn is a great way to fill your pantry with homegrown vegetables.

| Feb. 27, 2013

  • Corn
    Canning corn will increase the shelf life of your harvest, plus home canning is a great way to keep your pantry stocked year-round. Follow these steps from the USDA Canning Guide to preserve your crops for months. 
    Photo by Fotolia/Patrick
  • Corn Canning Chart
    Select ears containing slightly immature kernels or of ideal quality for eating fresh.
    Chart by United States Department of Agriculture

  • Corn
  • Corn Canning Chart

Home canning is the perfect way to preserve extra crops that cannot be eaten right away. Learning how to can corn is easy and will allow you to keep your crops fresh tasting year round. With this helpful excerpt from the United States Department of Agriculture’s Complete Guide to Home Canning you’ll learn the hot and raw pack processes for canning corn. Use this and our other canning resources to stock up after your harvest.

The following is an excerpt from the USDA Complete Guide to Home Canning covering how to can corn. 

Quantity: An average of 31 1/2 pounds (in husk) of sweet corn is needed per canner load of 7 quarts; an average of 20 pounds is needed per canner load of 9 pints. A bushel weighs 35 pounds and yields 6 to 11 quarts — an average of 4 1/2pounds per quart.

Quality: Select ears containing slightly immature kernels or of ideal quality for eating fresh. Canning of some sweeter varieties or too immature kernels may cause browning. Can a small amount, check color and flavor before canning large quantities.



Procedure: Husk corn, remove silk, and wash. Blanch 3 minutes in boiling water. Cut corn from cob at about three-fourths the depth of kernel. 

Caution: Do not scrape cob. 






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