How Many Pounds Are In A Bushel?

Do you ever see produce that is sold for a “bushel”  somewhere, and then you see someone else selling the same thing “per pound” ~ you wonder which is the better deal?  So how many pounds are in a bushel?…Well it depends on what it is!  A bushel of spinach leaves is going to weigh a whole lot different than a bushel of peaches.  I found this handy list that tells about how much a bushel is for different grains and produce.  I hope it helps you too!

Grain Bushel Sizes
Alfalfa – 60 lb. a bushel
Barley – 48 lb. a bushel
Clover – 60 lb. a bushel
Corn, ear – 70 lb. a bushel
Flax – 60 lb. a bushel
Millet – 50 lb. a bushel
Oats – 32 lb. a bushel
Rape – 60 lb a bushel
Rye – 56 lb. a bushel
Soybeans – 60 lb. a bushel
Wheat – 60 lb. a bushel
Fruit & Vegetable Bushel Sizes
Apples – 48 lb. a bushel
Lima Beans – 30 lb. a bushel
Pole Beans – 28 lb. a bushel
Snap Beans – 30 lb. a bushel
Cow Peas – 60 lb. a bushel
Cucumbers – 48 lb. a bushel
Eggplant – 33 lb. a bushel
English Peas – 30 lb. a bushel
Muscadines – 50 lb. a bushel
Okra – 26 lb. a bushel
Mustard Greens – 18 lb. a bushel
Onions – 57 lb. a bushel
Peaches – 50 lb. a bushel
Sweet Potatoes – 50 lb. a bushel
Spinach – 20 lb. a bushel
Tomatoes – 53 lb. a bushel
Turnips – 54 lb. a bushel
Turnip Greens – 16 lb. a bushel
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I found peaches for $1.89 a pound, and then someone else selling them for $20 a bushel.  According to this chart, it would cost me about $94.50 to buy a bushel of peaches at $1.89 a pound.  So obviously I went with the bushel for $20 this time! ๐Ÿ˜‰
I hope you’re enjoying buying or growing fresh produce as much as I am!

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Comments

  1. says

    Jill,
    What a great way to explain this. I would like to buy more at roadside stands, etc., but have always felt uncertain about what is a fair price. Those peaches were a deal!
    I’m at Deeprootsathome.com
    Blessings!

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