Grower Packaging Guide

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Grower Packaging Guide2017-03-16T15:35:07+00:00

Grower Packaging Guide

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Please use your grower’s number on all packaging.

  • APPLES-PEACHES-PEARS: Use standard apple, peach, or pear box. The ½ bu. And 1 1/9 bu. Box can also be used.
  • ASPARAGUS: Make 1 lb. bunches. Pack in ½ bu. Box with butts down. Snap spears while heads are still tight. Grade by length, cut most or all white bottoms off.
  • BROCCOLI: Pack 10, 12, 14 or 16 heads in 1 1/9 bu. Box and add ice to top of box. When cutting, leave several inches of stem on head.
  • CABBAGE: Pack in cabbage bags, 1 1/9 bu. Box or bulk bins.
  • CANTALOUPE: Pack in bulk bins or 1 1/9 bu. Boxes. Grade no.1’s in three sizes; small, medium, and large. Keep all bad # 2’s.
  • CAULIFLOWER: Pack in 1 1/9 bu. box or sell in bulk.
  • CELERY: Pack in 1 1/9 bu. box
  • CHERRY & GRAPE TOMATOES: Pack in 12 pint flats. Fill to level full. Pick at pink or solid red.
  • CUCUMBERS: Pack in 1 1/9 bu. box or ½ bu. box. Select cucumbers that are straight and 6-8 inches long. Keep out all crooks and # 2’s.
  • EGGS: Pack in cartons, (no flats) each carton must be labeled with the producers name, address, and date collected. We will only accept eggs consigned by the original producer.
  • EGGPLANT: Pack in ½ bu. or 1 1/9 bu. box. Grade size and shape.
  • ENDIVE: Pack in ½ bu. or 1 1/9 bu. box.
  • GOURDS: Pack in ½ bu. or 1 1/9 bu. box.
  • HULL PEAS: Pack in ½ bu. or 1 1/9 bu. box.
  • INDIAN CORN: Tie 3 ears per bundle with string or rubber band. Lay flat in 1 1/9 bu. box. Grade to uniform ear size.
  • LEEKS: Tie 3 to 6 per bunch; pack 12, 14 or 16 bunches in 1 1/9 bu. box.
  • LETTUCE: Pack in 1 1/9 bu. box with 12 to 24 heads per box.
  • LIMA BEANS: Pack in ½ bu. or 1 1 /9 bu. box. Pick at early maturity.
  • ONIONS: Pack in 25 to 50 lb. bags.
  • PEPPERS: Pack in ½ bu. or 1 1/9 bu. box. Make 4 grades: small (90 or more per 1 1/9 bu. box), medium (75-85 per box), large (60-70 per box), and jumbo (45-55 per box). Grade greens, Reds, half reds, and suntans separately. Keep crooks and #2’s separate.
  • PICKLES: Pack in ½ bu. box. Grade to 3 sizes: small (1 ½ to 2”) medium (2 ½ to 3 ½”), and large (3 ½ to 4 1/2”).
  • POTATOES: Pack in 5, 10, 20 or 50 lb. potato bags.
  • PUMPKINS: Grade for size and sell in bulk.
  • RADISHES: Tie 8-12 per bunch and pack 20 bunches per ½ bu. box or 40 bunches per 1 1/9 bu. box. Add ice to maintain freshness.
  • RASPBERRIES-BLACKBERRIES-BLUEBERRIES: Pack in 12 pint flats. Pick at early maturity.
  • RED BEETS : Tie in bunches of 6,7,or 8 per bunch and pack in ½ bu. box with 15 bunches per box, or pack loose in 1 1/9 bu. box.
  • RHUBARB: Pack in 1 1/9 bu. boxes. Leave a small amount of leaf.
  • PATTY PAN SQUASH: Pack in ½ bu. box.
  • SUMMER SQUASH: Pack in ½ bu. box. Grade for quality, size, and color.
  • SPINACH: Pack in 1 1/9 bu. box with 13 lbs. per box.
  • SPRING ONIONS: Tie 6 to 9 in a bunch and pack in ½ bu. or 1 1/9 bu. boxes with 40 bunches per 1 1/9 bu. Trim greens only enough to fit box.
  • SQUASH: Pack in 1 1/9 bu. box. Grade for size.
  • STRAWBERRIES: Pack in 8 quart flats, level full. Pick at early ripe stage. Ship only clean, top quality fruit.
  • SNAP (GREEN) BEANS: Pack in ½ bu. and 1 1/9 bu. boxes. Pick at early maturity. Straight, slim varieties preferred.
  • SUGAR PEAS: Pack 10 lbs in ½ bu. box. Pick at early maturity.
  • SWEET CORN: Pick at early maturity. Sell in bulk or in bags of 5 dozen per bag.
  • SWEET POTATOES: Pack in 1 1/9 bu. box. Grade for size.
  • TOMATOES; Pack in 10 or 20 lb. tomato boxes. Grade small, medium and large: and a #1 or #2.
  • CHERRY & GRAPE TOMATOES: Pack in 12 pt. flats. Fill to level full. Pick at pink or solid red.
  • TURNIPS: Pack in 25 lb. plastic turnip bags. Harvest at 2-3”size. Leave a small amount of tops.
  • WATERMELON: Cut when flavor is prime, and grade for size.
  • ZUCCHINI: Pack in ½ bu. box. Harvest at 5-7” length.

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