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Proposed changes to grades and requirements for peaches

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 Peaches


60. The grades and requirements set out in sections 61 to 64 apply to peaches of varieties grown from Prunus persica.

Grades and Grade Names

61. The grades and grade names for peaches are Canada No. 1 and Canada Domestic.

Requirements for All Grades

62. In addition to the requirements for each grade and subject to the general tolerances set out in section 65, peaches of all grades must

Canada No. 1 Grade Requirements

63. In addition to meeting the requirements for all grades set out in section 62, peaches graded Canada No. 1 must

Canada Domestic Grade Requirements

64. In addition to meeting the requirements for all grades set out in section 62 peaches graded Canada Domestic must

General Tolerances

65. (1) In the grading of peaches, the requirements set out in sections 63 and 64, as applicable, are considered to be met when

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

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