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Is there any reason to NOT wash fruit before canning?

babette feasts | Jul 8, 201503:39 PM     10

I'm not doing the canning, but recently I've watched people process cherries and apricots for canning without washing the fruit first. Now I realize that tree fruit is pretty clean, canning should kill anything, and it is probably not actually risky behavior. But it still makes me wonder why they don't wash their produce.

If you do home canning, do you wash your stone fruit first? Or is there a risk of adding too much of the water that clings to the fruit and throwing off the syrup density? Or some other reason besides saving time/effort...

Thanks!
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