(b) have shape, pungency and seed contents normal to the variety;

(c) be free from mould or insect damage and be in sound condition and fit for human consumption;

(d) be current year's crop and shall be free from extraneous colouring matter and other harmful substances.


Basis of quantitative determination: All determinations and percentages shall be reckoned on the basis of the total weight of representative samples.

Length: The tolerance specified in column 3 shall be based upon the average length of 20 fruits selected at random. The measurement will be taken from the tip of the fruit to the pedicel point (where the stalk is attached).

Discoloured pods: Pods, having brown, black, white and other coloured patches will be considered as discoloured.

Foreign matter: All extraneous matter including calyx pieces and loose stalks will be treated as foreign matter. For accidental errors, a tolerance of 0.5% under column 5 and 1.0% under column 6 is permissible for both the grades.

Moisture: For accidental errors, a tolerance of 0.5% for moisture content will be allowed over and above 11.50% only.

Grade designations and definitions of quality of chilli not covered by Schedules 1. II, III. IV and V of these rules and produced in India — special characteristics

Grade Colour Maximum limits of percentage of weight General characteristics designations -

Damaged Pods Moisture Loose Foreign Broken and discoloured without (%) seed matter chillies red pods stalk (%) (%) (%)


Characteristic of the

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