Flowers & Plants

About the Standards

U.S. Grade Standards for flowers and plants are voluntary and provide the fruit, vegetable and specialty crop industry with a uniform language for describing the quality and condition of commodities in the marketplace.  For more information on U.S. Standards and the development and revision process see the Fact Sheet titled U.S. GRADE STANDARDS for Fruits, Vegetables, Nuts, and Other Specialty Products (pdf).  

The PDF publications provided within this section supersede any previously issued publications.