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Proposed changes to grades and requirements for greenhouse cucumbers: Closed

This document was part of the public consultation on the Proposed changes to the Canadian Grade Compendium: Volume 2 – Fresh Fruit or Vegetables. Each phase of the consultation will focus on a group of fresh fruit or vegetables and will be open for a 60-day period.

The consultation for Phase 1 ran from October 29 to December 31, 2021.

Grades and Requirements for Greenhouse Long Seedless Cucumbers

Application

148. (1) Subject to subsection (2), the grades and requirements set out in sections 149 to 153 apply to greenhouse long seedless cucumber varieties grown from Cucumis sativus in artificial conditions under glass or other protective covering.

(2) The grades and requirements referred to in subsection (1) do not apply to greenhouse mini cucumbers or to greenhouse long seedless cucumbers for packaging in a hermetically sealed package, freezing, concentrating, pickling, or otherwise to assure preservation during transport, distribution and storage.

Grades and Grade Names

149. The grades and grade names for greenhouse long seedless cucumbers are Canada No. 1, Canada No. 2, and Canada Utility.

Requirements for All Grades

150. In addition to the requirements for each grade and subject to the general tolerances set out in section 154, greenhouse long seedless cucumbers of all grades must

Canada No. 1 Grade Requirements

151. (1) In addition to meeting the requirements for all grades set out in section 150, greenhouse long seedless cucumbers graded Canada No. 1 must

(2) For the purposes of paragraphs (1)(c), (d) and (f), "diameter" means the diameter as measured from a point that is 127 mm (5 inches) from the stem end of a cucumber. (diamètre)

Canada No. 2 Grade Requirements

152. (1) In addition to meeting the requirements for all grades set out in section 150, greenhouse long seedless cucumbers graded Canada No. 2 must

(2) For the purposes of paragraph (1)(d), "diameter" means the diameter as measured from a point that is one-half the length of the cucumber from the stem end. (diamètre)

Canada Utility Grade Requirements

153. In addition to meeting the requirements for all grades set out in section 150, greenhouse long seedless cucumbers graded Canada Utility must be free from any other damage, defect or combination of damage and defects that seriously affects the appearance, edibility or shipping quality of the cucumbers.

General Tolerances

154. (1) In the grading of greenhouse long seedless cucumbers into Canada No. 1 and Canada No. 2 grades, the requirements set out in sections 151 and 152, as applicable, are considered to be met where

(2) In the grading of greenhouse long seedless cucumbers into Canada Utility grade, the requirements set out in section 153 are considered to be met where

(3) Condition defects apply against the grade of a lot of greenhouse long seedless cucumbers only when the lot is inspected at the time of shipping or repackaging.

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