Mixed Nuts in the Shell Grades and Standards

Grades of Mixed Nuts in the Shell

  1. U.S. Extra Fancy
 Allowable Mixture 
Nut SpeciesMIN %MAX %MINIMUM SIZE & Grade
Almonds1040

28/64 inch (11.1 mm)

U.S. No. 1

Brazils1040

Medium 

U.S. No. 1

Filberts 1040

Long type varieties: 44/64 inch (17.5 mm)

Round Type Varieties 49/64 inch (19.4 mm) 

U.S. No. 1

Pecans1040

Extra Large

U.S. No. 1

Walnuts 1040

Large

U.S. No. 1

  1. U.S. Fancy
 Allowable Mixture  
NUT SPECIESMIN %MAX %MINIMUM SIZEMINIMUM GRADE
Almonds104028/64 inch (11.1 mm)U.S. No. 1
Brazils1040Medium U.S. No. 1
Filberts 1040

Long type varieties: 44/64 inch (17.5 mm)

Round Type Varieties 49/64 inch (19.4 mm) 

U.S. No. 1
Pecans1040LargeU.S. No. 1
Walnuts 1040Medium U.S. No. 1 

 

  1. U.S. Commercial or U.S. Select.
 Allowable Mixture  
NUT SPECIESMIN %MAX %MINIMUM SIZEMINIMUM GRADE
Almonds54028/64 inch (100 mm)U.S. No. 1
Brazils540Medium U.S. No. 1
Filberts 540

Long type varieties: 34/64 inch (13.5 mm)

Round Type Varieties 45/64 inch (17.9 mm)

U.S. No. 1
Pecans540

Medium - (a) External quality: U.S. No. 1

(b) Internal quality: 75 percent U.S. No. 1 quality with not more than 10 percent seriously damaged kernels, including therein not more than 7 percent which are rancid, moldy, decayed, or injured by insects, including not more than one half of one percent live insects inside the shell.
U.S. No. 1
Walnuts 540

Baby - (a) External quality: 85 percent U.S. No. 1 quality.

(b) Internal quality: 85 pervent U.S. No. 1 quality, except that the lot need only meet the requirement for U.S. No. 2 grade for kernel color; with not more than 8 percent seriously damaged kernels, including therein not more than 5 percent which are damaged by insects.
U.S. No. 1 

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