Canadian Grade Compendium
Volume 3 – Processed Fruit or Vegetable Products

Part 3, Size Grading for Processed Fruit or Vegetable Products

89. For the vegetables that are set out in Column 1 of an item of the Table of Size Designations of Processed Fruit or Vegetable Products to this section, which have a size designation as set out in Columns 2 or 3, the sizes corresponding to those size designations are set out in Column 4 of the item.

Table of Size Designations of Processed Fruit or Vegetable Products

Item Column 1 Column 2 Column 3 Column 4
Processed fruit or vegetable product Size Designation Optional Size Designation Size
1

Beans (Green or Wax) in a hermetically sealed package – Rounded

(Diameter) Table Note 1

Size 1 Small Table Note 2 Less than 5.8 mm
Size 2 Small Table Note 2 5.8 mm but less than 7.3 mm
Size 3 Medium Table Note 3 7.3 mm but less than 8.3 mm
Size 4 Medium Table Note 3 8.3 mm but less than 9.5 mm
Size 5 Large 9.5 mm but less than 10.7 mm
Size 6 Extra Large 10.7 mm or more
2

Beans (Green or Wax) in a hermetically sealed package– Flat

(Thickness) Table Note 4

Size 2 Small 5.8 mm but less than 7.3 mm
Size 3 Medium 7.3 mm but less than 8.3 mm
Size 4

Large Table Note 5

8.3 mm but less than 9.5 mm
Size 5

Large Table Note 5

9.5 mm but less than 10.7 mm
Size 6 Extra Large 10.7 mm or more
3

Peas in a hermetically sealed package

(Diameter)

Size 1 Small Table Note 6 Less than 7.1 mm
Size 2 Small Table Note 6 7.1 mm but less than 7.9 mm
Size 3 Medium Table Note 7 7.9 mm but less than 8.7 mm
Size 4 Medium Table Note 7 8.7 mm but less than 9.5 mm
Size 5 Large 9.5 mm but less than 10.3 mm
4

Lima Beans in a hermetically sealed package

(Width) Table Note 8

Tiny Midget 11.9 mm or less
Small Over 11.9 mm to 13.5 mm
Medium Over 13.5 mm to 15.1 mm
Large Over 15.1 mm
5

Asparagus (Tips or Spears)in a hermetically sealed package

(Approximate diameter of base of spears) Table Note 9

Small 9.5 mm but less than 12.7 mm
Medium 12.7 mm but less than 15.9 mm
Large 15.9 mm or more
6

Whole White Potatoesin a hermetically sealed package

(Diameter)

Tiny Midget 25 mm or less
Small Over 25 mm but not over 44.5 mm
Medium Over 44.5 mm but not over 51 mm
Large Over 51 mm
7

Frozen Carrots (Cut carrots-baby whole style, Cut carrots-whole style, Whole baby carrots, Whole carrots)  – cylindrical or conica

(Diameter) Table Note 10

Very Small Table Note 13 Less than 10 mm
Small Table Note 13 Petite Table Note 13 mm to 14 mm
Regular Table Note 13 Over 14 mm to 22 mm
Medium Over 22 mm to 27 mm
Large Over 27 mm to 35 mm
Extra Large Over 35 mm
8

Frozen Carrots (Cut carrots-baby whole style, Cut carrots-whole style, Whole baby carrots, Whole carrots) – spherical

(Diameter) Table Note 11

Very Small Table Note 13 Less than 10 mm
Small Table Note 13 Petite Table Note 13 mm to 18 mm
Regular Table Note 13 Over 18 mm to 22 mm
Medium Over 22 mm to 27 mm
Large Over 27 mm to 35 mm
Extra Large Over 35 mm
9

Frozen Brussels Sprouts

(Diameter) Table Note 12

Small Baby 22.2 mm or less
Medium Over 22.2 mm but not over 31.8 mm
Large Over 31.8 mm

Table Notes

Table Note 1

The diameter of a bean unit is the greatest dimension measured at right angles to the longitudinal axis across the thickest part of the unit.

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Table Note 2

Size 1 and Size 2 combined – Less than 7.3 mm

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Table Note 3

Size 3 and Size 4 combined – 7.3 mm and over but less than 9.5 mm

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Table Note 4

The thickness of a bean unit is measured at right angles to the longitudinal axis at the thickest part of the pod.

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Table Note 5

Size 4 and Size 5 combined – 8.3 mm and over but less than 10.7 mm

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Table Note 6

Size 1 and Size 2 combined – Less than 7.9 mm

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Table Note 7

Size 3 and Size 4 combined – 7.9 mm and over, but less than 9.5 mm

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Table Note 8

The width of the Lima bean is the greatest dimension measured at right angles to the longitudinal axis of the bean. Size is not a grade factor in grading this product.

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Table Note 9

The diameter of an asparagus unit is the greatest dimension measured at right angles to the longitudinal axis across the thickest part of the unit.

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Table Note 10

The diameter of a carrot unit is the greatest dimension measured at right angles to the longitudinal axis across the thickest part of the unit.

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Table Note 11

The diameter of a carrot unit is the greatest dimension measured at right angles to the longitudinal axis across the thickest part of the unit.

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Table Note 12

The diameter of a Brussels sprout unit is the greatest dimension measured at right angles to the longitudinal axis across the thickest part of the unit.

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Table Note 13

Where the carrots sizes are one of, or a blend of these sizes, they may, alternately, be described as whole baby carrots or cut carrots-baby whole style, as the case may be.

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