Italian Sprouting Broccoli Grades and Standards

  1. U.S. Fancy consists of Italian Sprouting Broccoli of the same type. The broccoli shall be free from decay, and from damage caused by overmaturity, discoloration of bud clusters or leaves, freezing, wilting, dirt or other foreign material, disease, insects, mechanical or other means. The bud clusters shall be generally compact. Bunched broccoli shall be neatly and fairly evenly cut off at the base, and closely trimmed unless otherwise specified as “well trimmed.” (See §51.3559.)