I often hear My Farmer talk about a bushel of corn or soy beans, and today I was asked what a bushel of apples is so I guess I need to ingrain this measurement in my head. So far I’ve learned:
1 US bushel = 35.239072 liters
- A measure of capacity equal to 64 US pints (equivalent to 35.2 liters), used for dry goods.
When My Farmer talks about a bushel of corn it’s roughly 56 pounds of shelled corn. Shelled corn meaning it’s been stripped off the cob by the combine. Watch this informative YouTube video for more info.
When someones asks me what a bushel of apples is I can say roughly 45 lbs of apples, which constitutes into 80 to 120 depending on the size of the apple.
If you’d like to know about how much a bushel is for other dried goods here’s a like to the US Commercial Bushel size charts.