International Produce Training

Squash, Summer

Grades

U.S. No. 1.

U.S. No. 2.

 

Tolerances

10% total defects, including 5% for serious damage, including 1% for decay.

 

Good Delivery Guidelines:
15% total, including 8% serious damage, including 3% decay

 

Common Defects:

Damage by:

(a) Bruising when any indentation is more than 1/8 inch in depth or exceeds an area of 1/2 inch in diameter.

(b) Cuts when the cut extends into the flesh or when materially affecting the appearance.

(c) Discoloration when light brown discoloration affects an aggregate area of more than 10% of the surface.

(d) Scuffing when affecting more than 10% of the surface, or when affecting more than 5% of the surface when accompanied by discoloration.

 

Serious damage by:

(a) Bruising when any indentation is more than 1/4 inch in depth or exceeds an area of 3/4 inch in diameter.

(b) Cuts when seriously affecting the appearance.

(c) Discoloration when light brown discoloration affects an aggregate area of more than 20% of the surface.

(d) Scuffing when affecting more than 20% of the surface, or when affecting more than 10% of the surface when accompanied by discoloration.

 

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