Question

Is it ok to can beets that have gone soft?

I have beets from my garden that I picked a couple days ago. I intended to pickle and can them but haven't had the chance to do it yet. The beets have gone a bit soft but are not spoiled or moldy. Is it still safe to can them?

Answers

Perfectly safe - they're just slightly past their best, that's all. Try soaking them in cold water for several hours and see if you can perk them up again before you can them.

#1

Just cut away the soft bits and pickle them as you normally would. They will be fine.

#2

they will be fine just process as normal , the vinegar will perk them up. Beets from store are more than two days old as a rule.

#3