"Thought I'd pass along the email I received from the maker:
Thank you for your inquiry regarding the Golden Harvest canning jars and lids. Golden Harvest, Kerr and Ball ® brands are all manufactured in the US and all carry the same quality…"
"I can only pass along what the manufacturer has told me. But, if you look at the two brands, the ball jars are "prettier" usually with white lids and sometime bands (just looked at some in the store with both, and imprinted with a slogan…"
"Really I've found just about any cucumber can be pickled, just not always whole. Pick them younger than normal if a larger variety and either make them into chips or 1/4 them into spears. Really long ones like english cucumbers can make almost…"
"Just thought I'd add my own 2 cents here. I'm fairly new to home canning, and living in a small town my options of where to shop are very limited, and as such the Golden Harvest Brand jars are all I can get without driving about an hour.…"