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Proposed changes to grades and requirements for nectarines

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 2 ran from December 10, 2021 to February 11, 2022.

Grades and Requirements for Nectarines New


207. The grades and requirements set out in sections 208 to 211 apply to nectarines of varieties grown from Prunus persica.

Grades and Grade Names

208. The grades and grade names for nectarines are Canada No. 1 and Canada Domestic.

Requirements for All Grades

209. In addition to the requirements for each grade and subject to the general tolerances set out in section 212, nectarines of all grades must

Canada No. 1 Grade Requirements

210. In addition to meeting the requirements for all grades set out in section 209, nectarines graded Canada No. 1 must

Canada Domestic Grade Requirements

211. In addition to meeting the requirements for all grades set out in section 209 nectarines graded Canada Domestic must

General Tolerances

212. (1) In the grading of nectarines, the requirements set out in sections 210 to 211, as applicable, are considered to be met when

(2) Condition defects apply against the grade of a lot of nectarines only when the lot is inspected at the time of shipping or repackaging.

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