A bushel is a unit of weight used when buying and selling crops such as corn. A bushel of shelled corn weighs 56 pounds, but a bushel of corn still on the ear weighs 70 pounds.
The weight of a bushel varies among fruits, vegetables and grains. For instance, while a bushel of spinach weighs 20 pounds, a bushel of tomatoes is 53 pounds. A bushel of unshelled lima beans is 30 pounds, but cowpeas run 60 pounds per bushel. Cotton weighs in at 32 pounds a bushel, while flax is 60 pounds. Although a bushel of oats weighs 32 pounds, a bushel of either wheat or soybeans is 60 pounds.Learn More
Typically, a bushel of oysters weighs between 45 and 60 pounds and contains between 100 and 150 oysters. The number of oysters in a bushel varies depending on how big the oysters are. Bushels usually feed between four and six people.Full Answer >
One ear of corn yields about 1/2 cup of corn. Raw corn can be cut straight from the ear. If the corn is intended to be frozen, however, it is recommended that corn is submerged in a pot of boiling water for four minutes and then placed in an ice bath before being cut off the ear.Full Answer >
One U.S. customary cup is equal to 8 fluid ounces, but not all coffee cups people use actually equal the amount in a standardized U.S. cup. Therefore, it is impossible to say that all cups equal 8 ounces, or any particular amount.Full Answer >
Assuming that the average grape weighs between 0.17 and 0.20 ounces, there are 80 to 94 individual fruits in a pound of grapes, without counting the weight of the stems. The actual weight of that quantity of grapes varies based upon the specific kind of grape and ripeness.Full Answer >