As used in OAR 603-051-0812 through 603-051-0818:
(1) "Similar Varietal Characteristics" means
that the plants have the same general character of growth.
(2) "Fresh" means that the roots and crown
are not excessively wilted or otherwise damaged.
(3) "Firm" means that the crowns are not soft
or spongy, although they may yield to slight pressure.
(4) "Moist" means that the plants are
reasonable turgid and not dried to a degree that would affect normal
(5) "Fairly Clean" means
that the roots must not be matted or caked with dirt.
(6) "Well Trimmed" means that the runners and
petioles shall be well trimmed when the length of each does not exceed four
inches. The presence of ragged and expanded leaves shall not be
(7) "Free from Damage
Caused by Sunburn" means that the roots shall not be damaged by sunburn or
scald, but slight discoloration will be permitted.
(8) "Free from Damage Caused by Mold" means
that the plants must be free from visible mold or decay.
(9) "Free from Damage Caused by Black Roots"
means that the roots must be of a normal color and only moderately affected by
discolored roots which affect the normal growth of the plant. Black roots
caused by disease shall not be permitted.
(10) "Free from Damage Caused by Broken or
Split Crowns, or Mechanical Injury" means the breaking or severance of the
crown from the root section or splitting of the crown or other mechanical
injury that would affect the normal growth of the plant.
(11) "Free from Detectable Dangerous Insect
Pests or Disease" means that no tolerance will be permitted for dangerous
insects such as cyclamen mite, crown borer, or other destructive insects or
detectable disease that affect the strawberry plant.