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Q:
I can't find any recipe for canning zucchini. Pressure canned or water bath. Is it not recommended? - Columbia County
A:

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Unfortunately, it is not recommended to can zucchini or summer squash. There are not safe processing times for doing this in either a pressure canner or water bath canner. However, there are safe recipes for pickling, freezing, or drying zucchini. I would recommend finding one of those recipes from the trusted resources below:

OSU Extension Service Food Preservation Publications

The National Center for Home Food Preservation (Univ. of Georgia)
Look for the Pickles section. They have a bread and butter pickled zucchini recipe.

Good Luck!

 

Jenny Rudolph
Extension Educator, Family & Community Health
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