U.S. Grade Standards for fruits are voluntary and provide the fruit, vegetable and specialty crop industry with a uniform language for describing the quality and condition of commodities in the marketplace. For more information on U.S. Standards and the development and revision process see the Fact Sheet titled U.S. GRADE STANDARDS for Fruits, Vegetables, Nuts, and Other Specialty Products (pdf).
The PDF publications provided within this section supersede any previously issued publications.
Many U.S. Grade Standards are supplemented by Inspection Instructions. These instructions discuss special grading situations, expand on descriptions of quality requirements, outline grading procedures, and cover other related topics.
Special photo guides, models, color standards, and other visual interpretative guides are available for reference to specific U.S. Grade Standards. More information about visual aids >
|Canned Red Tart Pitted Cherries Grades and Standards|
|Canned Sweet Cherries Grades and Standards|
|Canned Tangerine Juice Grades and Standards|
|Cantaloup Grades and Standards|
|CID Fruit, Juices, Nectars, Preserves, Jams, and Nut Spreads|
|Commercial Item Descriptions|
|Concentrated Lemon Juice for Manufacturing Grades and Standards|
|Concentrated Tangerine Juice for Manufacturing Grades and Standards|
|Currants for Processing Grades and Standards|
|Dates Grades and Standards|