Grades of Fresh Peas
- U.S. No. 1 shall consist of pods of peas of similar varietal characteristics which are not overmature or excessively small, not badly misshapen or watersoaked, and which are fairly well filled, fresh, firm, free from decay, and from damage caused by black calyxes, freezing, splitting, hail, dirt, leaves, or other foreign matter, mildew, or other diseases, insects, or mechanical or other means. The peas shall be at least fairly tender, free from decay, and from damage caused by split skins, disease, insects or mechanical or other means.
U.S. Fancy shall consist of pods of peas which are well filled and have an average of three-fourths or more by weight, of the pods in any lot, but not less than one-half of the pods in each container with calyxes which are of a fairly good green color, and which meet the requirements of U.S. No. 1 grade in all other respects.
Detailed standards, Inspection Instructions & Other Resources:
- U.S. Grade Standards for Fresh Peas (pdf)
- Grading Manual for Fresh Peas (pdf)
- Unofficial Peas Visual Aid (pdf)