International Produce Training

Broccoli

Grades

U.S. Fancy.

U.S. No. 1.

U.S. No. 2.

 

Tolerances

10% total defects, including 2% for decay.

 

Good Delivery Guidelines:
15% total, including 4% decay

 

Common Defects:

Damage by:

(a) Blighted buds when the affected area exceeds a circle 1 inch in diameter.

(b) Flowering buds clusters when more than three buds are obviously open.

(c) Water soaked areas when the affected area exceeds a circle 1/2 inch in diameter.

 

Serious damage by:

(a) Blighted buds when the affected area exceeds a circle 1-1/2 inch in diameter.

(b) Flowering buds clusters when seriously affecting the appearance.

(c) Water soaked areas when the affected area exceeds a circle 1 inch in diameter.

 

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