Strawberries or peaches. Sugar.

Prepare the fruit, and pack into sterilized jars as tightly as possible without crushing it. When the jars are about one-half full, fill up all the crevices with sugar, then fill the jars to the tops with fruit and add all the sugar that can be shaken into them.

Cover with rubbers and tops and bury the jars in the ground.

The earth should be three inches above the tops of the jars.

Allow to remain in the ground for three months before using.