4.12.2206 APPLES - MONTANA GRADES DEFINED
(1) Montana extra fancy and Montana fancy shall be equivalent to
U.S. extra fancy and U.S. fancy respectively with the following exceptions:
(a) color percentage requirements shall refer to the area of the surface
which must be colored with a good shade of red characteristic of the variety
and shall not allow for compensating color;
(b) Montana extra fancy color for mcintosh and red delicious shall be 66 2/3
(c) Montana extra fancy shall be well formed.
(2) Montana combination must contain at least 50 percent of the apples which
grade Montana extra fancy and the remainder to grade Montana fancy.
(3) Montana extra fancy hail and Montana fancy hail shall be equivalent to the
Montana extra fancy and Montana fancy respectively with the following
(a) hail marks shall not affect more than one-tenth
of the surface aggregate area where skin has not been broken;
(b) well healed hail marks where the skin had
been broken shall not affect more than one-half inch of aggregate surface
(c) unhealed hail marks shall not be permitted.
History: Sec. 80-3-303 MCA; IMP, 80-3-311 MCA; NEW, 1993 MAR p. 1636, Eff. 7/30/93.