Making and Canning Mustard Greens
Mustard greens are easy to can at home using this recipe and procedure.
Always select the freshest and youngest greens for canning. Adjust the
salt and add some pepper after opening!
Mustard Greens

weights are always approximated..

2 lbs.

4 lbs.
Boiling Water
as needed
as needed
5% Cider or White Vinegar
2 tablespoons
1/4 cup
Canning Salt
1/4 teaspoon
1/2 teaspoon
Pressure Canner Processing
70 minutes
90 minutes
  1. Calculate total ingredients desired using our conversion chart.
  2. Only use perfect greens for canning.
  3. Cut-out any hard stems.
  4. Wash the greens in small batches ensuring all grit and sand are removed.
  5. Blanch in small batches for 4 minutes, using blanching basket and reserving cooking
    liquid for canning.
  6. Pour vinegar and salt into jars.
  7. Canning using hot pack method with 1” of headspace, and then adding boiling water,
    maintaining 1" headspace.
  8. Processing with a Pressure Canner 70 minutes for pints, or 90 minutes for quarts, at
    11 pounds, or 10 pounds for a weighted gauge.
  9. For elevations above 1,000 foot level see Altitude Time Adjustments.
  10. After processing, remove from boiling water and place the jars on a towel, separated
    by 1” to cool naturally.
  11. Labeling and Storing
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