Pea Pods Grades and Standards

Grades of Pea Pods 

  1. U.S. Fancy shall consist of pea pods of similar varietal characteristics which are clean, well formed, fresh, young and tender, good color, free from broken, decay, flabby and mold, and from injury by blistering, bruising, cracks, cuts, dirt, discoloration, disease, freezing, foreign material, insects, pitted, scars, shriveling, yellowing or mechanical or other means.

a. Size. Unless otherwise specified the pods shall not be less than 2-1/2 inches in length. 
  1. U.S. No. 1 shall consist of pea pods of similar varietal characteristics which are clean, fairly well formed, fresh, young and tender, fairly good color, free from broken and decay, and from damage by blistering, bruising, cracks, cuts, dirt, discoloration, disease, flabby, freezing, foreign material, insects, mold, pitted, scars, shriveling, yellowing or mechanical or other means.

a. Size. Unless otherwise specified the pods shall not be less than 2 inches in length.

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