International Produce Training

Lemons

Grades

U.S. No. 1.

U.S. Export No. 1.

U.S. Combination.

U.S. No. 2.

 

Tolerances

For defects en route or at destination. 10% failing to meet the requirements relating to color. In addition, not more than 12% total including10% for permanent defects; or 7% for serious damage, including 5% for serious damage by permanent defects and not more than 3% for decay.

 

Good Delivery Guidelines:
15% total, including 8% serious damage, including 5% decay

 

Common Defects:

Damage by:

(a) Oil spots which are more than slightly depressed, soft, or which have an aggregate area exceeding that of a circle 1/2 inch in diameter;

(b) Sunburn which causes appreciable flattening of the fruit, drying of the skin, material change in the color of the skin, appreciable drying of the flesh underneath the affected area or affects more than 25% of the fruit surface;

(c) Peteca when more than two spots or when having an aggregate area exceeding that of a circle 1/4 inch in diameter.

(d) Skin breakdown when exceeding that of a circle 1/4 inch in diameter.

 

Serious damage by:

(a) Oil spots which are soft, or which have an aggregate area exceeding that of a circle 1 inch in diameter;

(b) Sunburn which causes decided flattening of the fruit, marked drying or dark discoloration of the skin, material drying of the flesh underneath the affected area, or which affects more than 33% of the fruit surface;

(c) Peteca when more than five small spots, or when having an aggregate area exceeding that of a circle 3/4 inch in diameter;

(d) Skin breakdown when exceeding that of a circle 1/2 inch in diameter.

 

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