International Produce Training

Eggplant

Grades

U. S. Fancy.

U. S. No. 1.

U. S. No. 2.

 

Tolerances

10% total defects, including 1% for decay.

 

Good Delivery Guidelines:
15% total, including 3% decay

 

 

Common Defects:

Damage by:

(a) Bruising when the area(s) affected exceed a circle 1 inch in diameter (aggregate area).

(b) Discoloration when the aggregate area exceeds more than 10% of the surface.

(c) Sunscald when exceeding a circle 1-1/4 inches in diameter.

(d) Sunken pitted areas when the area(s) affected exceed a circle 1 inch in diameter (aggregate area).

 

Serious damage by:

(a) Bruising when the area(s) affected exceed a circle 1-1/2 inch in diameter (aggregate area).

(b) Discoloration when the aggregate area exceeds more than 25% of the surface.

(c) Sunscald when exceeding a circle 1-3/4 inches in diameter.

(d) Sunken pitted areas when the area(s) affected exceed a circle 1-1/2 inch in diameter (aggregate area).

 

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