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U.S. Standards

The U.S defines two grades. For either grade, the turnips in any package must have similiar varietal characteristics; that is, although a package may contain a mix of varieties, yellow-fleshed varieties can't be mixed with white-fleshed varieties, or long varieties with globe varieties. No more than 5% of the roots may be less than 1¾ inches in diameter. Well-trimmed: secondary rootlets removed and long or coarse tail chopped off. Reasonably free from dirt.

Packages containing 5 pounds or less may contain not more than one turnip which is frozen or is affected by soft rot.

20 Federal Register 4619, June 30, 1955. Redesignated 46 Federal Register 63203, December 31, 1981.

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