Or. Admin. R. 603-051-0005 - Oregon Grades

(1) Oregon Extra Fancy. "Oregon Extra Fancy" consists of apples of one variety which are mature but not overripe, carefully hand-picked, clean, fairly well formed; free from scab, decay, internal browning, internal breakdown, scald, bitterpit, Jonathan spot, freezing injury, visible water core, and broken skins and bruises except those which are slight and incident to proper handling and packing. The apples are also free from injury caused by smooth netlike russeting, sunburn or sprayburn, limb rubs, hail, drought spots, scars, disease, insects, or other means; and free from damage by stem or calyx cracks; or by smooth, solid, slightly rough, or rough russeting; provided, that in the case of the Newtown variety, characteristic russet commencing at the stem end shall be permitted as long as it is continuous from the stem bowl and not extending beyond the center of the apple. Each apple of this grade has the amount of color specified in OAR 603-051-0015 for the variety.
(2) Oregon Fancy. "Oregon Fancy" consists of apples of one variety which are mature but not overripe, carefully hand-picked, clean, fairly well formed; free from decay, internal browning, internal breakdown, bitter pit, Jonathan spot, scald, freezing injury, visible water core, and broken skins and bruises except those which are incident to proper handling and packing. The apples are also free from damage caused by russeting; provided, that in the case of the Newtown variety, characteristic russet commencing at the stem end shall be permitted as long as it is continuous from the stem bowl and not extending beyond the center of the apple; sunburn or sprayburn, limb rubs, hail drought spots, scars, stem or calyx cracks, disease, insects; or damage by other means. Each apple of this grade has the amount of color specified in OAR 603-051-0015 for the variety.
(3) Oregon Hail. "Oregon Hail" consists of apples which meet the requirements of Oregon Fancy grade except that hail marks where the skin has not been broken, and well healed hail marks where the skin has been broken, are permitted, provided the apples are fairly well formed (see OAR 603-051-0010 and 603-051-0015).
(4) Oregon C. "Oregon C" consists of apples of one variety which are mature but not overripe, carefully hand-picked, clean, not seriously deformed; free from decay, internal browning, internal breakdown, scald, and freezing injury. The apples are also free from serious damage caused by broken skins, bruises, russeting, sunburn or sprayburn, limb rubs, hail, drought spots, scars, stem or calyx cracks, visible water core, disease, insects; or other means. Each apple of this grade has the amount of color specified in OAR 603-051-0015 for the variety.
(5) Combination Grades:
(a) Combinations of the grades designated in sections (1) to (4) of this rule may be used as follows:
(A) Combination Oregon Extra Fancy and Oregon Fancy;
(B) Combination Oregon Fancy and Oregon C;
(C) Combination Oregon Extra Fancy, Oregon Fancy, and Oregon C.
(b) Combinations other than these are not permitted in connection with the Oregon apple grades. When combination grades are packed, at least 25 percent of the apples in any lot shall meet the requirements of the higher grade in the combination.

Notes

Or. Admin. R. 603-051-0005
AD 787(11-64), f. 8-12-64, ef. 9-1-64; AD 926(12-70), f. 9-2-70, ef. 10-1-70; AD 1054(43-74), f. 1-6-75, ef. 1-25-74

Stat. Auth.: ORS 561.190 & ORS 632.900 - ORS 632.980

Stats. Implemented: ORS 632.900 - ORS 632.980

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