International Produce Training

Snap Beans

Grades

U.S. Fancy.

U.S. No. 1.

U.S. No. 2.

 

Tolerances

13% total defects, including 10% damage by defects other than damage by broken

beans, including 5% for serious damage, including 1% for soft rot.

 

Good Delivery Guidelines:
18% total, including 8% serious damage, including 3% decay

  

Common Defects:

Damage by:

(a) Broken beans when,

(1) There is one break present in the thick portion of the bean or one break at each end in the thin portion of the bean;

(2) Any break that is materially affected by dirt or discoloration;

(3) Any break that is ragged and materially detracts from the appearance; or

(4) Unless otherwise specified, the remaining portion of the bean is less than 3 ½ inches in length (5 ½ inches for pole type beans).

 

Serious damage by:

(a) Broken beans when,

(1) There is a break on each end in the thick portion of the bean;

(2) Any break is seriously affected by dirt or discoloration;

(3) Any break is ragged and seriously detracts from the appearance or exposes a seed; or

(4) Unless otherwise specified, the remaining portion of the bean is less than 3 inches in length (5 inches for pole type beans).

 

 

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