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How Many Is A Peck Of Peppers?

A peck is a unit of volume that measures 8 gallons, or about 2.6 cubic feet. A peck is equivalent to two gallons and is often used for measuring fruit and vegetables. The word peck comes from the Latin “pecunia,” meaning money, because the value of a peck was originally equal to that of a day’s wages.

The number of peppers in one peck depends on the variety. In general, sweet bell peppers weigh more than hot peppers, which means that more sweet peppers are needed to fill up a peck than hot ones. For example, according to the California Department of Pesticide Regulation (CDPR), 1 pound of sweet bell peppers weighs roughly 5 ounces while 1 pound of hot chili peppers weighs 3 ounces.

You would need approximately 7 pounds of hot peppers or 14 pounds of sweet bell peppers to fill up an 8-gallon container with whole fruits that are 2 inches in diameter and 4 inches long, which means your answer may vary depending on how big your pepper plants grow!

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Last modified: October 22, 2022

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