International Produce Training

Oranges/Tangelos (Florida)

Grades

U.S. Fancy.

U.S. No. 1 Bright.

U.S. No. 1.

U.S. No. 1 Golden.

U.S. No. 1 Bronze.

U.S. No. 1 Russet.

U.S. No. 2 Bright.

U.S. No. 2.

U.S. No. 2 Russet.

U.S. No. 3.

 

Tolerances

For defects en route or at destination. Not more than 12% total defects; Provided, that included in this amount not more than the following percentages shall be allowed for defects listed: 10% for permanent defects; including 7% for very serious damage, including 5% for very serious damage by permanent defects and 3% for decay or wormy fruit.

 

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

 

Common Defects:

Damage by:

(a) Dryness or mushy condition when affecting all segments more than 1/4 inch at the stem end, or the equivalent of this amount, by volume, when occurring in other portions of the fruit;

(b) Creasing which materially weakens the skin, or which extends over more than one-third of the fruit surface;

(c) Oil spot when aggregating more than a circle 7/8 inch in diameter.

(d) Skin breakdown when aggregating more than a circle 1/2 inch in diameter.

(e) Bruising when segment walls are collapsed, or rag is ruptured and juice sacs are ruptured.

 

 

Serious damage by:

(a) Dryness or mushy condition when affecting all segments more than 1/2 inch at the stem end, or the equivalent of this amount, by volume, when occurring in other portions of the fruit;

(b) Creasing which seriously weakens the skin, or which extends over more than one-half of the fruit surface;

(c) Oil spot when aggregating more than a circle 1-1/4 inch in diameter.

(d) Skin breakdown when aggregating more than a circle 7/8 inch in diameter.

(e) Bruising when segment walls are collapsed, or rag is ruptured and juice sacs are ruptured.

 

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