International Produce Training

Peppers, Sweet

Grades

U.S. Fancy.

U.S. No. 1.

U.S. No. 2.

 

Tolerances

10% total defects, including 5% for serious damage, including 2% for decay affecting walls and calyxes.

 

Good Delivery Guidelines:
15% total, including 8% serious damage, including 4% decay

 

Common Defects:

Damage by:

(a) Scars when more than 3/8 inch diameter.

(b) Sunburn when causing discoloration which affects an aggregate area
exceeding 15% of the surface of the pepper
.

(c) Blossom End Rot when a pepper has a single spot more than 3/8 inch in diameter.

(d) Bruising when more than 5/8 inch in diameter.

(e) Silvery white discoloration when more than 10% of the surface is affected.

 

Serious damage by:

(a) Scars when more than 3/4 inch diameter.

(b) Sunburn when causing discoloration which affects an aggregate area
exceeding 25% of the surface of the pepper
.

(c) Blossom End Rot when a pepper has a single spot more than 3/4 inch in diameter.

(d) Bruising when more than 1 inch in diameter, or if crushed or broken.

(e) Silvery white discoloration when more than 25% of the surface is affected.

 

 

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