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Color requirements.

(1) Faded brown stripes may not be considered as color.
(2) The color requirements for any variety may not be less than those required under the United States standards for the varieties and the respective variety grades of apples under 7 C.F.R. Sec. 51.305 (effective December 19, 2002), which color standards are incorporated by reference.
(3) Solid red varieties: The color percentage requirement stated below refers to the area of the surface which must be covered with a good shade of solid red characteristic of the variety. However, an apple having color of a lighter shade of solid red or striped red than that considered as a good shade of red characteristic of the variety may be admitted to a grade provided it has sufficient additional area covered so that the apple has as good an appearance as one with the minimum percentage of good red characteristic of the variety required for the grade, subject to the limitations set forth below.
Color shade percentages for solid red varieties.  
Variety
Extra Fancy Good Shade Percent
Extra Fancy Lighter Shade Percent
Fancy Good Shade Percent
Fancy Lighter Shade Percent
Beacon
33 1/3
33 1/3
15
15
Empire
50
66
33
40
Idared
66
66
40
40
Jonathan
50
66
33
40
Melrose
66
66
40
40
Red Delicious
66
66
40
40
Red Rome
66
66
40
40
Spartan
50
66
33
40
Winesap
66
66
40
40
Other similar varieties
50
66
33
40
Red sport varieties
66
66
40
40
(4) Striped red varieties:
The percentage stated refers to the area of the surface in which stripes of a good shade of red characteristic of the variety predominate over stripes of lighter red, green or yellow. However, an apple having color of a lighter shade than that considered as a good shade of red characteristic of the variety may be admitted to a grade provided it has sufficient additional area covered so that the apple has as good an appearance as one with the minimum percentage of good red characteristic of the variety required for the grade, subject to the limitations set forth below.
Color requirements for striped or partial red varieties.
Variety
Extra Fancy Good Shade Percent
Extra Fancy Lighter Shade Percent
Fancy Good Shade Percent
Fancy Lighter Shade Percent
Akane
33 1/3
33 1/3
15
15
Cameo
33 1/3
33 1/3
15
15
Cortland
50
50
33
33
Delicious
50
50
25
25
Red Fuji
50
50
33
33
Red Gala
50
50
33
33
Honeycrisp
33 1/3
33 1/3
15
15
Jonamac
50
50
33
33
Liberty
33 1/3
33 1/3
15
15
Early McIntosh
33 1/3
33 1/3
15
15
McIntosh
35
50
15
33
Nittany
25
25
10
10
Rome
35
50
15
33
Rome Beauty
50
50
33
33
Starkrimson
33 1/3
33 1/3
15
15
Stayman
50
50
33
33
Tydeman Red
33 1/3
33 1/3
15
15
Winesap
50
50
25
25
York
50
50
33
33
Other similar varieties
50
50
25
25
(5) Red cheeked or blushed varieties.
(a) Blush cheek means at least ten percent of the surface has blush color characteristic of the variety.
(b) Tinge of color means the apples has any amount of the surface area of blush type color which predominates over the background color of the apple.
(c) Color requirements for red cheeked or blushed varieties:
Variety
Extra Fancy Percent
Fancy Percent
Ambrosia
Blush cheek
Tinge of color
Arlet or Swiss Gourmet
Blush cheek
Tinge of color
Braeburn
Blush cheek
Tinge of color
Envy
Blush cheek
Tinge of color
Elstar
Blush cheek
Tinge of color
Fuji
Blush cheek
Tinge of color
Gala
Blush cheek
Tinge of color
Gala Supreme
Blush cheek
Tinge of color
Royal Gala
Blush cheek
Tinge of color
Blushing Golden Delicious
Blush cheek
Tinge of color
Jazz
Blush cheek
Tinge of color
Jonagold
Blush cheek
Tinge of color
Lady Alice
Blush cheek
Tinge of color
Molleys Delicious
Blush cheek
Tinge of color
Pacific Rose
Blush cheek
Tinge of color
Pinata
Blush cheek
Tinge of color
Pomona
Blush cheek
Tinge of color
Sonata
Blush cheek
Tinge of color
Sonya
Blush cheek
Tinge of color
Swiss Gourmet or Arlet
Blush cheek
Tinge of color
Other similar varieties
Blush cheek
Tinge of color
[Statutory Authority: RCW 15.17.030 and chapter 34.05 RCW. WSR 18-11-116, § 16-403-064, filed 5/22/18, effective 6/22/18. Statutory Authority: RCW 15.17.030, [15.17.]050, [15.17.]060, and chapter 34.05 RCW. WSR 17-03-002, § 16-403-064, filed 1/4/17, effective 2/4/17.]
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