Or. Admin. R. 603-051-0990 - Definitions

(1) "Similar Varietal Characteristics" means the fruit in any lot and container are similar in shape, color of skin and flesh.
(2) "Mature" means that the fruit has reached a stage of development which will ensure the completion of the ripening process.
(3) "Overripe" means fruit is dead ripe, mealy or soft, and past commercial utility.
(4) "Clean" means the fruit is free from excessive dirt, dust, spray residue, or other foreign materials.
(5) "Well Formed" means the fruit is symmetrical and has shape characteristics of the variety, and that bumps or other roughness are permitted provided they do not more than slightly detract from the appearance.
(6) "Fairly Well Formed" means the fruit has the shape characteristics of the variety but slight bumps or other roughness are permitted provided they do not materially detract from appearance.
(7) "Carefully Packed" means the fruit shows no evidence of rough handling.
(8) "Injury" means any defect described in the Classification of Defects (OAR 603-051-1040), or an equally objectionable variation of any one of these defects, any other defect, or any combination of defects, which more than slightly detracts from the appearance, or the edible or marketing quality.
(9) "Damage" means any defect described in the Classification of Defects (OAR 603-051-1040), or an equally objectionable variation of any one of these defects, any other defect, or any combination of defects, which materially detracts from the appearance, or the edible or marketing quality.
(10) "Serious Damage" means any defect more than 50 percent over allowable damage definition, or any combination of defects, which seriously detracts from the appearance, or the edible or marketing quality.
(11) "Permanent Defects" means those which are not subject to change during shipment or storage, for example, shape, scars or growth cracks.
(12) "Condition Defects" means those defects which are subject to change during shipment or storage, for example, decay, soft, shriveling or bruises.
(13) "Fairly Uniform in Size" means that fruit in containers marked by diameter to denote size may not vary in diameter more than 1/2 inch.
(14) "Diameter" means the greatest dimension measured at right angles to a line from stem to blossom end.
(15) "Shipping Point" means the point of origin of the shipment in the producing area or at a port of loading for ship-stores or overseas shipment, or, in the case of shipments from outside the continental United States, the port of entry into the United States.

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Or. Admin. R. 603-051-0990
AD 10-1992, f. & cert. ef. 9-9-92

Stat. Auth.: ORS 561.190 & ORS 632.905

Stats. Implemented: ORS 632.905

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