Bermuda-Granex-Grano Type Onions Grades and Standards

  1. U.S. No. 1 consists of onions which meet the following requirements:
a. Basic requirements:
1. Similar varietal characteristics, except color when designated as a specialty or mixed pack;
2. Mature;
3. Fairly firm; and,
4. Fairly well shaped.
b. Free from:
1. Decay;
2. Wet sunscald;
3. Doubles; and,
4. Bottlenecks.
c. Free from damage caused by:
1. Seedstems;
2. Splits;
3. Dry sunken areas;
4. Sunburn;
5. Sprouting;
6. Staining;
7. Dirt or foreign material;
8. Mechanical;
9. Tops;
10. Roots;
11. Translucent scales;
12. Watery scales;
13. Moisture;
14. Disease;
15. Insects; and,
16. Other means.
d. For size and tolerances see §§51.3198 and 51.3199.
  1. U.S. Combination consists of a combination of U.S. No. 1 and U.S. No. 2 onions: Provided, that at least 50 percent, by weight, of the onions in each lot meet the requirements of U.S. No. 1 grade. (See §§51.3198 and 51.3199.)
  2. U.S. No. 2 consists of onions which meet the following requirements:
a. Basic requirements:
1. Similar varietal characteristics, except color when designated as a specialty or mixed pack; and,
2. Not soft or spongy.
b. Free from:
1. Decay;
2. Wet sunscald; and,
3. Bottlenecks.
c. Free from serious damage caused by:
1. Seedstems;
2. Dry sunken areas;
3. Sprouting;
4. Staining;
5. Dirt or other foreign material;
6. Mechanical;
7. Watery scales;
8. Insects;
9. Disease; and,
10. Other means.
d. For size and tolerances see §§51.3198 and 51.3199.
 
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