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Ball Canning Jar Selector Guide

Whether you’re making your famous blueberry jam or trying out a new pickle recipe, there’s a jar for the job. Cucumbers fit more easily into wide mouth Ball® glass preserving jars for pickling, while “straight shoulders” (with no curve under the neck of the jar) are safe for freezer storage. Here’s a quick guide to help choose the right jar, whatever you want to fresh preserve or freeze.

Ball® Glass Preserving Jars

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Wide Mouth
(16 oz) Pints. Freezer safe
Salsas, Sauces, Relishes and Fruit Butters
Wide Mouth
(24 oz) Pint & Half
Asparagus, Pickles, Sauces, Soups and Stews
Wide Mouth
(32 oz) Quarts
Pickles, Tomatoes, Juices, and Whole Fruits and Vegetables
Wide Mouth
(64 oz) Half Gallon
Apple and Grape Juices
Regular Mouth
(4 oz) Crystal Cut. Freezer safe
Mustards, Ketchups, Chili Sauces and Flavored Vinegars
Regular Mouth
(8 oz) Crystal Cut. Freezer safe
Jams, Jellies, Conserves and Chutneys
Regular Mouth
(12 oz) Crystal Cut. Freezer safe
Jams, Jellies and Marmalades
Regular Mouth
(16 oz) Pints
Salsas, Sauces, Syrups, Relishes and Pie Fillings
Regular Mouth
(32 oz) Quarts
Sliced Fruits, Vegetables, Pickles, Quartered Tomatoes and Soups

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