Fresh Snap Beans Grades and Standards

  1. U.S. Fancy consists of beans of similar varietal characteristics which are of reasonable and fairly uniform size, well formed, bright, clean, fresh, young and tender, firm, and which are free from soft rot and free from damage caused by leaves, leafstems, other foreign matter, hail, disease, insects or mechanical or other means. (See §51.3835.)

  2. U.S. No. 1 consists of beans of similar varietal characteristics which are of reasonable size, fairly well formed, fairly bright, fresh, fairly young and tender, firm, and which are free from soft rot and free from damage caused by dirt, leaves, leafstems, other foreign matter, hail, disease, insects or mechanical or other means. (See §51.3835.)

  3. U.S. No. 2 consists of beans of similar varietal characteristics which are fairly fresh, firm, not overmature, and which are free from soft rot and free from serious damage caused by dirt, leaves, leafstems, other foreign matter, hail, disease, insects or mechanical or other means. (See §51.3835.)

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