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WAC 16-445-015

Definitions.

The following definitions are important to this chapter and apply only to Italian prunes:
"Badly misshapen" means prunes so malformed or rough that they appear to be seriously damaged. Doubles that have approximately equal sized halves are not considered "badly misshapen."
"Culls" mean prunes that are immature, or seriously damaged by growth cracks, hail, insect pests, mechanical or other means.
"Department" means the Washington state department of agriculture.
"Diameter" means the greatest distance measured through the center of a prune at right angles to a line running from the stem to the blossom end.
"Fairly uniform size" means that the prunes in each packed container must not show a variation of more than one-fourth of an inch in diameter.
"Fairly well colored" means that at least three-fourths of the surface of a prune is purple color.
"Mature" means that a prune has reached the stage of maturity that will insure proper completion of the ripening process.
"Russeting" means an abnormal roughening and scarring of the surface of the fruit, which characteristically is smooth.
"Sunscald" means an apparent softening or collapse of a prune's flesh that is caused by the sun.
"Well colored" means that except for the portion of allowed russeting, ninety-five percent of the surface of a prune is purple color.
"Well-formed" means that a prune has the shape characteristic of the variety. Doubles are not considered well-formed.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 15.17.050 and chapter 34.05 RCW. WSR 14-19-004, § 16-445-015, filed 9/4/14, effective 10/5/14. Statutory Authority: Chapters 15.17 and 34.05 RCW. WSR 05-10-093, § 16-445-015, filed 5/4/05, effective 6/4/05.]
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