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WAC 16-436-210

Damage—Specific defects.

Any of the following defects or combination of them are considered damage when the seriousness of the combination exceeds the maximum allowed for any specific defect.
(1) Bruises on peaches 2-1/4 inches or smaller in diameter are considered damage if they:
(a) Discolor the flesh to a depth greater than 3/16 of an inch; or
(b) Discolor the skin in an area greater than 1/2 inch in diameter; or
(c) Are an aggregate of smaller bruises totaling more than 1/2 inch in diameter.
(2) Bruises on peaches larger than 2-1/4 inches in diameter are considered damage when any discoloring of the flesh or skin affects correspondingly greater areas or depths than identified in subsection (1) of this section. The following lists the depths and diameters of flesh discoloration allowed before the discoloring is considered damage on peaches that are:
(a) 2-1/2 inches in diameter: Discoloration 5/24 inch deep and 5/9 inch in diameter;
(b) 2-3/4 inches in diameter: Discoloration 11/48 inch deep and 11/18 inch in diameter;
(c) 3 inches in diameter: Discoloration 1/4 inch deep and 2/3 inch in diameter;
(d) 3-1/4 inches in diameter: Discoloration 13/48 inch deep and 13/18 inch in diameter;
(e) 3-1/2 inches in diameter: Discoloration 7/24 inch deep and 7/9 inch in diameter;
(f) 3-3/4 inches in diameter: Discoloration 5/16 inch deep and 15/18 inch in diameter;
(g) 4 inches in diameter: Discoloration 1/3 inch deep and 8/9 inches in diameter.
(3) Bacterial spot when cracked or aggregating more than 3/8 inch in diameter.
(4) Scab spot when cracked or aggregating more than 3/8 inch in diameter.
(5) Scale when concentrated or scattered and aggregating more than 1/4 inch in diameter.
(6) Growth cracks when unhealed or more than 1/2 inch in length.
(7) Hail injury when unhealed or deep, or when aggregating more than 1/4 inch in diameter or more than 1/8 inch in depth.
(8) Leaf or limb rubs or russeting when exceeding 1-1/4 inches in diameter when smooth and light colored, or when exceeding 1/2 inch in diameter when rough or dark colored.
(9) Split pit when causing any unhealed crack or when causing any crack that is readily apparent, or when affecting the peach's shape to the extent that the fruit is not fairly well formed.
(10) Stem pulls larger than 1/2 inch in diameter, including stem area.
(11) Rough suture when the length is more than half way down side of peach and exceeds 1/4 inch wide and 1/32 inch high.
[Statutory Authority: Chapters 15.17 and 34.05 RCW. WSR 07-12-075, § 16-436-210, filed 6/5/07, effective 7/6/07. Statutory Authority: Chapter 15.17 RCW. WSR 92-11-076, § 16-436-210, filed 5/20/92, effective 6/20/92; Order 1203, § 16-436-210, filed 5/14/71, effective 6/14/71.]
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