Greenhouse Cucumbers Grades and Standards

  1. U.S. Fancy consists of cucumbers which meet the following requirements:
a. Basic requirements:
1. Clean;
2. Well formed;
3. Well colored;
4. Fresh; and,
5. Firm.
b. Free from: Decay, cuts or mechanical injury.
c. Free from injury by:
1. Scars;
2. Freezing;
3. Mosaic or other diseases; and,
4. Insects or other means.
d. Size: Unless otherwise specified, the minimum length shall be not less than 11 inches.
e. Tolerances: (See §51.3857)
  1. U.S. No. 1 consists of cucumbers which meet the following requirements:

a. Basic requirements:
1. Clean;
2. Fairly well formed;
3. Fairly well colored;
4. Fresh; and,
5. Firm.
b. Free from: Decay and unhealed cuts.
c. Free from damage by:
1. Scars;
2. Freezing;
3. Mosaic or other diseases;
4. Insects; and,
5. Mechanical or other means.
d. Size: Unless otherwise specified, the minimum length shall be not less than 11 inches.
e. Tolerances: (See §51.3857)
  1. U.S. No. 2 consists of cucumbers which meet the following requirements:

a. Basic requirements:
1. Clean;
2. Not badly deformed;
3. Fairly well colored;
4. Fresh; and,
5. Firm.
b. Free from: Decay and unhealed cuts.
c. Free from serious damage by:
1. Scars;
2. Freezing;
3. Mosaic or other diseases;
4. Insects; and,
5. Mechanical or other means.
d. Size: Unless otherwise specified, the minimum length shall be not less than 11 inches.
e. Tolerances: (See §51.3857)

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