Washed and Sorted Strawberries for Freezing Grades and Standards

Grades of Washed and Sorted Strawberries for Freezing

  1. U.S. No. 1 consists of strawberries of one variety which are properly washed, well colored, free from mold and decay, and from soft, badly crushed or split, dried or undeveloped berries, and from damage caused by foreign matter, hail, sunscald, birds, disease, insects, mechanical or other means. Caps shall be entirely removed. unless otherwise specified, the minimum size shall not be less than 5/8 inch in diameter.
    1. In order to allow for variations incident to proper grading and handling, not more than 5 percent, by weight, of the strawberries in any lot may be below the requirements of this grade: Provided, that less than 1 percent shall be affected by mold or decay..

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