Passionfruit Grade Standards

The NZ Passionfruit Growers Association is keen to ensure all fruit supplied to overseas and New Zealand markets is of a very high standard and has developed the following acceptable quality guidelines

Colour

Full, even and characteristic of variety. No copper residue or green appearance.

Export

Local - Light greening

Tag 3- Heavy greening

Tag 3 - Blotches

No Market - Green fruit

 

Soundness

Free from cuts, puncture, rots, bruising, freezing injury or similar defects that may lead to breakdown or decay.

No Market - Sunburn

Tag 3 - Brown Spot

No Market - Brown Spot

Thrips damage

Export

Export

Local Market

Local Market

Tag 3

Tag 3

Blemishes

No more than 1.0 sq cm light coloured blemish permitted. No grease spot allowed.

 

 

Shape and Stalks

Typical of variety, uniform with full shoulders. No stalk all markets except Tag 3 grade

Shape - Tag 3

Shape - Tag 3

Shape - Tag 3

Stalk - Unacceptable Export & Local markets

Stalk - Acceptable all markets

 

Cleanliness and Firmness

Free from dirt, dust, spray residues, foreign matter, insect stains,  abnormal moisture or other foreign substances. 

Not to be wrinkled or soft.

Cleanliness - Copper deposit 

marketable when removed

 

Cleanliness - Bird lime 

marketable when removed

 

Firmness - Light wrinkling - Tag 3

Firmness - Heavy wrinkling - Tag 3

 

Firmness - Woodiness virus - Tag 3

 

Firmness - Woodiness virus - Tag 3