The common Agee preserving jars come in two types; newer ones and more thick-walled older ones. The older type has a thick surrounding ledge just below the screw thread and these require gold coloured screw bands. The gold bands that are sold also fit the American Mason jars.

The newer preserving jars have green screw bands. The screw bands and lids are available from leading supermarkets in New Zealand. If they are not there, ask your supermarket to order them in from the suppliers; Contact perfit@xtra.co.nz. The jars are sometimes available on the TradeMe website or you will need to advertise for them.

You will need approximately 72-quart jars for 50 kg of fruit if it is stacked in the jars.

If fruit like Damson plums are just poured into jars, then you’ll need about 90 quart jars for 50kg fruit. You can preserve fruit in the smaller half-size jars but they take up a lot of room in a pantry.

AGEE jars come in two types with
two screw bands
** Click image for enlarged detail **

Jar of Peaches
** Click image for enlarged detail **

Bottled Fruit
** Click image for enlarged detail **