Grading of Fruit

Grading of Fruit

 

grouping fruit by size; one of the operations in the market processing of fruit.

Depending on the biological characteristics of the variety, fruit is divided into four, five, or more grades. Grading is done by hand (comparing to standard samples) or on grading machines (according to weight or size). Hand grading is usually combined with sorting or packing; machine grading is done after sorting.

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The grading units perform cleaning and grading of fruit through an automatic system and also leave a thin layer of wax on it to enhance its shelf life.
He said that when the UK joined the EEC in 1973 our laws on the grading of fruit and vegetables had to be amended to bring them in line with existing Community rules.
He said there is also great need for more investment in picking, storage, transportation and grading of fruits and vegetables that would help in improving exports of these products.