Why do I have mold on my jelly?

This problem can be caused by a few different issues:

  • The jar lid was not completely sealed. Inspect the lid for a bad glue ring and inspect the glass surface for imperfections.
  • The fill temperature was too low. Did you fill at a minimum of 190 degrees F°?
  • The container wasn’t sterile. Did you clean your jars and lids thoroughly?
  • The sugar content was too low. Sugar is a natural preservative, therefore, if you want to use less than 40% sugar we recommend our Pacific LM-O Pectin, which contains preservatives that will lengthen shelf life after opening.