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bushels

Postby anne » Thu Aug 12, 2004 12:12 am

How many pounds are in a bushel (ie of tomatoes)?
thanks
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Re: bushels

Postby Knight » Thu Aug 12, 2004 4:55 am

anne wrote:How many pounds are in a bushel (ie of tomatoes)?
thanks

The bushel is a measurement of volume, not of weight, so weight of a bushel will vary depending on what is in the bushel.

The average bushel of apples weighs about 48 lbs (21.8 kg.)
The average bushel of beans weighs about 30 lbs (13.6 kg.)
The average bushel of corn weighs about 70 lbs (31.75 kg.)
and so forth...

(Source, Georga Farm Bureau - http://www.gfb.org/cfmarkets/bushel.htm)

To place an answer to your example, the average bushel of tomatoes weighs about 53 lb (24 kg.)
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Postby Guest » Thu Aug 12, 2004 7:27 am

How many pounds is in a bushel of wheat?
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Postby Knight » Thu Aug 12, 2004 8:35 pm

Anonymous wrote:How many pounds is in a bushel of wheat?

60 pounds, on the average.
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