O. Small Fruits
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13.1
Special care must be taken with small fruit, especially raspberries and strawberries to ensure that stock is free of disease and insect pests. All stock used for propagation purposes should be certified where such plant material is available.   

13.2
Raspberries

Grading:
No. 1 - Suckers, root cuttings and tip plants must be 6 mm and up in caliper at the collar; plants should have 30 cm or more of live tops; and well rooted.

No. 2 - Suckers, root cuttings and tip plants, must be 4 mm and up in caliper at the collar; suckers and root cuttings should have 20 cm of live tops; tip plants, 15 cm or more of live tops, and all proportionately rooted.

13.3
Transplanted Raspberries

Grading:
No. 1 - All transplanted raspberries must be 8 mm and up in caliper at the collar, have 40 cm or more of live tops and be well rooted.

13.4
Dewberries, Blackberries, Boysenberries

Grading:
No. 1  -  Root cuttings must caliper 4 mm and sucker plants must caliper 6 mm and up at collar, have 30 cm or more of live tops and be well rooted.

No. 2 - Root cuttings must caliper 2 mm and up and sucker plants must caliper 4 mm and up at collar, have 20 cm or more of live tops and be well rooted.

13.5
Transplanted Blackberries

Grading:
No. 1 -  Must caliper 8 mm and up at collar, have 30 cm or more of live tops and be well rooted.

13.6
Currants and Gooseberries
Grading:

2 yr. No. 1 - Must measure 40 cm in height with 3 or more canes or equivalent side branches and be well rooted.

2 yr. No. 2 - Must measure 30 cm in height with 2 or more canes or equivalent side branches and be well rooted.

1 yr. No. 1 - Must measure 20 cm in height with 1 or more canes or equivalent side branches and be well rooted.

13.7
Blueberries
All measurements to indicate overall height of plant from crown to tip of plants, all well rooted and well branched in proportion to height.  (see below) Low bush blueberries because of their nature will be smaller.

Age of Plant Minimum
1 year rooted cuttings 10 - 15 cm
2 year No. 1 20 - 30 cm
2 year No. 2 15 - 20 cm
3 year No. 1 40 - 50 cm
4 year No.1  50 - 60 cm


13.8
Saskatoon Berries (Amelanchier alnifolia)
Propagation of variety must be stated:
Seedling F1, F2
Rooted Cutting
Tissue Culture

Sizing will be done in accordance with   Section 6.0.

13.9
Grape Vines
Grading:
Grading of Grape Vines is based mainly on the root system, and may be trimmed back to 3 buds.

2 yr. No. 1 - The lightest growing varieties must have 40 cm or more of live top at harvest; strong growing varieties should be proportionately larger and all well rooted.

2 yr. No. 2 - The lightest growing varieties must have 25 cm or more of live top at harvest; strong growing varieties should be proportionately larger and well rooted.

1 yr. No. 1 - Same specifications as 2 yr. No. 2.

13.10
Strawberry Plants
The internal crown should be white and healthy with no signs of discolouration.

Minimum Grade - There must be at least ten (10) main roots, not less than 10 cm long, and a minimum crown diameter of 8 mm measured at the base.

13.11
Asparagus Crowns
The internal crown should be white and fleshy with no signs of discolouration.

Grading:
2 yr. No. 1 - Must not weigh less than 50 kg per thousand plants.  Fifty (50%) per cent of the root system shall exceed 20 cm in length.

2 yr. No. 2 - Must not weigh less than 25 kg per thousand plants.  Fifty (50%) per cent of the root system shall exceed 15 cm in length.

1 yr. No. 1 - Same standards as for 2 yr. No.2.

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