International Produce Training

Strawberries

Grades

U.S. No. 1.

U.S. Combination.

U.S. No. 2.

 

Tolerances

10% total, including 5% serious damage, 2% decay

 

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

 

Common Defects:

Damage by:

(a) Bruising, when flattened and discolored, the aggregate area exceeds ½ inch in diameter.

(b) Undercolor, when less than 75% of the surface is a pink or red color.

 

Serious damage by:

(a) Bruising, when flattened and discolored, the aggregate area exceeds 3/4 inch in diameter.

(b) Undercolor, when less than 50% of the surface is a pink or red color.

 

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