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TRUCKERS AND GROWERS ------ This summary is prepared for your assistance.  Regulations quoted in this summary are accurate as of the date of preparation.  They are subject to change and are intended to be used as a quick reference guide only.  Complete grade standards and marketing order regulations are available upon request.  View complete Standards here: Fruit and Vegetable Inspection WAC's and RCW's

THE FOLLOWING COMMODITIES REQUIRE INSPECTION AND HAVE MINIMUM GRADE AND SIZE REQUIREMENTS:

The field offices listed below operate between the hours of 8:00 A.M. and 5:00 P.M., Monday through Friday. Service is available beyond these hours with prior arrangements with the inspection office. Inspectors generally are not available at these offices on a drop-in basis. It will be beneficial to call ahead to arrange for inspections. Please make inspection requests with the local inspection office.

Northeast and Northwest Regions    
East Wenatchee 270 9th Street NE Suite 101-A (509) 662-6161

Chelan

66 Highway 150, Unit 4

(509) 682-2132

Brewster/Oroville

720 West Main

(509) 689-3434

Quincy

1113 So. Central Ave.

(509) 787-1541

Othello

1045 E. Main Street

(509) 488-2862

Mt. Vernon

117 North 1st

(360) 428-1060

Southeast and Southwest Regions    

Yakima

21 N. 1st Ave. Suite 226

(509) 249-6900

Wapato

711 W. 1st Street

(509) 877-2411

Pasco

3835 W. Court St., Suite 3A

(509) 547-4064

Please see the Regional Boundary map


Apples

Minimum Grade:

  • Red varieties -- Washington Fancy or US NO. 1
  • Green/Yellow varieties -- Washington C Grade


Minimum Soluble Solids (refractometer) -​

  • 11% Red Delicious and Delicious -- Prior to October 1 of each crop season
  • 10.5% Golden Delicious -- prior to September 20th of each crop year


Minimum Starch Iodine -​

  • 1.2 Cascade Analytical reading - Granny Smith - Prior to October 10th of each crop year


Minimum Firmness (pressure test) requirements:

  • 12 pounds -- Red Delicious and Delicious
  • 11 Pounds -- Gala and Jonagold
  • 10 pounds -- Golden Delicious


Container marking requirements​:

  • Name
  • Address
  • Variety or "Variety Unknown"
  • Grade
  • Count or minimum diameter
  • Net weight in open containers
  • Net contents in closed containers


Other:

  • Prior season crop must be marked with the year of production after October 1st of the current season.

Apricots

Minimum Grade

  • Any Washington or U.S. grade


Size requirements:

  • None


Marking requirements:​

  • Names
  • Address
  • Variety
  • Grade
  • Count or net weightand minimum diameter

Cherries

Marketing Order No. 923 
MUST BE FREE FROM CHERRY FRUIT FLY LARVAE --- Zero tolerance --- all varieties of fresh sweet cherries require inspection for cherry fruit fly larvae.

Grades:

Dark sweet varieties -​

  • Marketing Order (90% WA NO. 1) minimum
  • Wash. No. 1 or U.S. No. 1
  • Northwest No. 1


Minimum size/soluble solids:​

  • Dark sweet varieties --- 54/64 inch (12 Row size)
  • Light Sweet cherry varieties -- Must meet minimum of 17% soluble solids minimum diameter - 10% under 61/64 inch (11 Row size) including not more than 5% under 57/64.
  • Light Sweet cherries marked "Premium" must meet 10% under 64/64 inch, including not more than 5% under 61/64 inch. 90% by count of the cherries must exhibit a pink to Red Blush on surface.


Container markings:​

  • Name
  • Address
  • Net weight, and variety, or Sweet Cherries

Pears

Minimum Grade:

  • Summer Pears --  Washington C Grade
  • Winter Pears -- Washington 3rd Grade


Minimum Weight:​

  • Summer Pears -- 14 pounds net weight -- minimum container size, except for consumer type packages in master containers.


Container marking requirements -- Summer and Winter Pears:​

  • Name
  • Address
  • Variety or "Variety Unknown"
  • Grade
  • Count or Net Weight.


Other:

  • D'Anjou varieties must meet M.O. 927 if shipped prior to November 1st of each growing season.

Peaches

Grades:

  • WA Extra Fancy
  • WA Fancy
  • WA Combination Extra Fancy and Fancy


Size Requirements:​

  • Fresh Peaches, except for Elberta varieties, must be at least 2-3/8 inches in diameter when marketed in any container except a standard peach carton.
  • Fresh peaches of any variety must be at least 2-1/4 inches in diameter when packed in a standard peach carton.
  • Fresh peaches of the Elberta varieties must be at least 2-1/4 inches in diameter when marketed in any container.


Marking Requirements:

  • Name
  • Address
  • Variety
  • Grade
  • Net weight
  • Count or minimum diameter

Prunes

Minimum Grade:

  • Any Washington or US Grade


Size:

  • 1-1/4 inch minimum diameterunless otherwise specified


Marking requirements:​

  • Name
  • Address
  • Variety
  • Grade
  • Net weight

Asparagus

Grades:

  • WA Extra Fancy Tips, WA Extra Fancy, WA Fancy, WA Consumer Pack


Size (diameter) requirements:​

Containers marked:

  • WA Jumbo -- At least 13/16 inch & larger
  • WA Extra Large -- At least 10/16 inch & larger
  • WA Large -- At Least 7/16 inch & larger
  • WA Standard -- At Least 5/16 inch & larger
  • WA Small -- At least 3/16 inch & larger

Any size designation may be used with any grade
 

Container regulations:​

  • NO FIELD TYPE (LUGS) CONTAINERS ALLOWED


Container marking requirements:​

  • Name
  • Address
  • Grade (at least 3/8 inches in height)
  • Net weight
  • Size designation or numerical minimum diameter (where applicable).

Potatoes

Minimum Grade:

  • None unless marked with a U.S. grade


Container marking requirements:​

  • Name and address of packer, shipper or grower
  • Net Weight