Convert Bushels (bsh) to Pecks (pk) | bsh in pk

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# Let's convert Bushels (bsh) to Pecks (pk)

This quick and easy calculator will convert Bushels (bsh) to Pecks (pk) and show formula, brief history on the units and quick maths for the conversion.

## Quick Reference for Converting Bushels to Pecks

Formula
pk = bsh x 4
Quick Rough Maths
To get the Pecks, multiply the number of Bushels by 4.0
Bushels (bsh) in 1 Peck
There are 0.25 Bushels in 1 Peck
Pecks (pk) in 1 Bushel
There are 4 Pecks in 1 Bushel

## Unit Information

Bushel
/ˈbʊʃ(ə)l/
Symbol: bsh
Unit System: Imperial

### What is the Bushel?

The bushel is a unit of volume in the imperial unit system with the symbol bsh.

1 bushel is equal to 8 dry gallons, or 36.36872 litres.

The bushel was introduced in England as a unit to bridge the relatively large gap between a pound and a ton - and was used largely to measure volumes of liquid being imported and exported following the Norman Conquest such as wine and ale.

The name bushel comes from the ancient French 'boissiel' which means 'little box'.

Peck
/pɛk/
Symbol: pk
Unit System: US Customary

### What is the Peck?

The peck is a unit of volume in the US customary unit system. It uses the symbol pk.

1 US peck is equal to 1/4 of a US bushel. This is also equal to 2 US dry gallons, 8 US dry quarts or 16 US dry pints. In SI / metric, this equates to 8.809768 L.

Although the imperial peck is almost obsolete, it survives in some places in the USA - where some products (namely apples) are still sold by the peck.

It appears in the old English nursery rhyme; 'Peter Piper' where he 'picked a peck of pickled peppers'.

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