Grades of Sweet Peppers for Processing
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.
- U.S. No. 2 shall consist of sweet peppers of one variety or similar varietal characteristics which are fairly well colored and free from serious damage by any cause.
Detailed standards, Inspection Instructions & Other Resources:
- U.S. Grade Standards for Sweet Peppers for Processing (pdf)
- Inspection Instructions for Sweet Peppers for Processing (pdf)
- Unofficial Sweet Peppers for Processing Visual Aid (pdf)