Kiwifruit Grades and Standards

Grades of Kiwifruit

  1. U.S. Fancy consists of kiwifruit which meet the following requirements:
a. Basic Requirements:
1) Similar varietal characteristics;
2) Mature;
3) Not soft, overripe, or shriveled;
4) Carefully packed;
5) Clean; and,
6) Well formed.
b. Free From:
1) Worm holes;
2) Broken skins which are not healed;
3) Sunscald;
4) Freezing injury;
5) Internal breakdown; and,
6) Decay.
c. Free From Injury By:
1) Bruises;
2) Leaf or limbrubs;
3) Discoloration;
4) Hail;
5) Growth cracks;
6) Scab;
7) Scars;
8) Heat, sprayburn, or sunburn;
9) Scale;
10) Insects;
11) Other diseases; and,
12) Mechanical or other means.
d. Tolerances. (See §51.2336)

2. U.S. No. 1 consists of kiwifruit which meet the following requirements:

a. Basic Requirements:
1) Similar varietal characteristics;
2) Mature;
3) Not soft, overripe, or shriveled;
4) Carefully packed;
5) Clean; and,
6) Fairly well formed.
b. Free From:
1) Worm holes;
2) Broken skins which are not healed;
3) Sunscald;
4) Freezing injury;
5) Internal breakdown; and,
6) Decay.
c. Free From Damage By:
1) Bruises;
2) Leaf or limbrubs;
3) Discoloration;
4) Hail;
5) Growth cracks;
6) Scab;
7) Scars;
8) Heat, sprayburn, or sunburn;
9) Scale;
10) Insects;
11) Other diseases; and,
12) Mechanical or other means.
d. Tolerances. (See §51.2336)

3. U.S. No. 2 consists of kiwifruit which meet the following requirements:

a. Basic Requirements:
1) Similar varietal characteristics;
2) Mature;
3) Not soft, overripe, or shriveled;
4) Carefully packed;
5) Fairly clean; and,
6) Not badly misshapen.
b. Free From:
1) Worm holes;
2) Broken skins which are not healed;
3) Sunscald;
4) Freezing injury;
5) Internal breakdown; and,
6) Decay.
c. Free From Serious Damage By:
1) Bruises;
2) Leaf or limbrubs;
3) Discoloration;
4) Hail;
5) Growth cracks;
6) Scab;
7) Scars;
8) Heat, sprayburn, or sunburn;
9) Scale;
10) Insects;
11) Other diseases; and,
12) Mechanical or other means.
d. Tolerances. (See §51.2336)

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