Ok girls...here's the secret. We used to be able to buy a product called Pickle Crsip but they discountued it. We got the bright idea to look what was in it, lo and behold it was called Calcium Chloride. It is used to make soap. I bought it online and it came in a 7 lb. container. You use 3/4 tsp. for a pint and 1 1/2 tsp. for a quart. This works for everything..peppers, cucumbers, etc. I hope you all try it, it really works.