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Title 7 Part 51 → §51.305

Title 7 → Subtitle B → Chapter I → Subchapter C → Part 51 → §51.305

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Title 7 Part 51 → §51.305

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Title 7Subtitle BChapter ISubchapter CPart 51 → §51.305


Title 7: Agriculture
PART 51—FRESH FRUITS, VEGETABLES AND OTHER PRODUCTS (INSPECTION, CERTIFICATION, AND STANDARDS)
Subpart—United States Standards for Grades of Apples


§51.305   Color requirements.

(a) In addition to the requirements specified for the grades set forth in §§51.300 through 51.304, apples of these grades shall have the percentage of color specified for the variety in table 1 of this section. All apple varieties other than those appearing in table 1 of this section shall have no color requirements pertaining to these grades. For the solid red varieties, the percentage stated refers to the area of the surface which must be covered with a good shade of solid red characteristic of the variety: Provided, That an apple having color of a lighter shade of solid red or striped red than that considered as a good shade of red characteristic of the variety may be admitted to a grade, provided it has sufficient additional area covered so that the apple has as good an appearance as one with the minimum percentage of good red characteristic of the variety required for the grade. For the striped red varieties, the percentage stated refers to the area of the surface in which the stripes of a good shade of red characteristic of the variety shall predominate over stripes of lighter red, green, or yellow. However, an apple having color of a lighter shade than that considered as a good shade of red characteristic of the variety may be admitted to a grade, provided it has sufficient additional area covered so that the apple has as good an appearance as one with the minimum percentage of stripes of a good red characteristic of the variety required for the grade. Faded brown stripes shall not be considered as color.

(b) Color standards USDA Visual Aid APL-CC-1 (Plates a-e) consists of a folder containing the color requirements for apples set forth in paragraph (a) of this section and five plates illustrating minimum good shade of solid red or striped red color, minimum compensating color and shade not considered color, for the following 12 varieties: Red Delicious, Red Rome, Empire, Idared, Winesap, Jonathan, Stayman, McIntosh, Cortland, Rome Beauty, Delicious, and York. The color standards are available for purchase at http://www.ams.usda.gov.

Table 11

[Only the varieties listed below shall be required to meet a minimum color requirement]

Variety U.S. extra fancy
(Percent)
U.S. fancy
(Percent)
U.S. No. 1
(Percent)
Red Delicious664025
Red Rome664025
Empire664025
Idared664025
Winesap664025
Jonathan664025
Stayman503325
McIntosh503325
Cortland503325
Rome Beauty503325
Delicious503325
York503325

1Variations on varietal designations listed above must meet or exceed those color requirements listed.

[67 FR 69663, Nov. 19, 2002, as amended at 84 FR 51941, Oct. 1, 2019]


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