Peppers

Peppers (Other Than Sweet Peppers) Grades and Standards

Grades of Peppers (Other Than Sweet Peppers)

  1. U.S. Fancy consists of mature peppers of similar varietal characteristics (except when specified as mixed varieties and/or colors), which are firm, well shaped, and free from Blossom End Rot, crushed/broken, freezing, freezing injury, hail, insects, mechanical, sunscald, decay affecting calyxes and/or walls, decay affecting stems, and from injury caused by bruising, dirt, discoloration, disease, insects, pitting, scars, shriveling, sunburn, or other means.

Sweet Peppers Grades and Standards

Grades of Sweet Peppers 

  1. U.S. Fancy consists of mature green sweet peppers of similar varietal characteristics (except when more than one variety and/or color are marked on the container), which are firm, well shaped, and free from sunscald, freezing injury, decay affecting calyxes and/or walls, decay affecting stems, and from injury caused by scars, hail, sunburn, disease, insects, mechanical or other means.
a. Size.

Sweet Peppers for Processing Grades and Standards

Grades of Sweet Peppers for Processing

  1. U.S. No. 1 shall consist of sweet peppers of one variety or similar varietal characteristics, which are fairly firm, fairly well shaped, well colored, free from mold, soft rot, worm holes, or other holes which penetrate through the wall of the pepper, except small, fresh holes or splits incident to proper handling. The peppers shall also be free from damage by any other cause.