Grades of Cauliflower
- U.S. No. 1 consists of heads of cauliflower which meet the following requirements:
a. Basic requirements for curds:
3. Color -- white, creamy white, or cream, unless otherwise specified;
4. Size -- not less than 4 inches in diameter, unless marked to a maximum diameter of less than 4 inches. Cauliflower curds marked less than four inches may not be comingled with cauliflower curds packed to be 4 inches and larger. For marking requirements see §51.556.
b. Basic requirements for jacket leaves:
2. Closely trimmed, unless otherwise specified;
3. Fairly clean.
c. Free from:
1. Soft or wet decay.
d. Free from damage caused by:
4. Enlarged bracts;
6. Hollow stem;
10. Wilting; and,
11. Other means.
e. Free from serious damage by any cause.
f. For tolerances (see §51.543).
U.S. Commercial consists of heads of cauliflower which meet the requirements for the U.S. No. 1 grade except for the increased tolerances for defects specified in §51.543.
Detailed standards, Inspection Instructions & Other Resources: