International Produce Training

Kiwi

Grades

U.S. Fancy

U.S. No. 1.

U.S. No. 2

 

 

Tolerances

U.S. Fancy and U.S. No. 1.

For defects en route or at destination. 12% total, including 8% for permanent defects; including 6% for defects causing serious damage, including 4% for serious damage by permanent defects and 2% for fruit affected by internal breakdown or decay.

 

Good Delivery Guidelines:
15% total, including 8% serious damage, including 3% decay

 

 

Common Defects:

 

Damage by:

(a) Bruising: surface of fruit is indented and discoloration of the flesh extends deeper than 1/8 inch (3.2 mm); Causing slight discoloration exceeding the area of a circle 3/8 inch (9.5 mm) in diameter, or, an aggregate area of a circle 3/8 inch (9.5 mm) in diameter of lesser bruises, which materially detract from the appearance, edible, or shipping quality.

(b) Discoloration: when the color and pattern causes an unattractive

appearance (except for water staining) affecting more than 10% of surface.

 

 

Serious damage by:

(a) Bruising: surface of fruit is indented and discoloration of the flesh extends deeper than 1/4 inch (6.4 mm); Causing discoloration exceeding the area of a circle 1/2 inch (12.7 mm) in diameter, or, lesser bruises which seriously detract from the appearance, edible, or shipping quality.

(b) Discoloration: when the color and pattern causes an unattractive appearance (except for water staining) affecting more than 25% of surface.

 

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