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Visual Reference Library - Peas

A                  B                   C

Portion for Analysis: Approximately 250 grams


Peas with cracked seed coats (CSC) shall be peas that meet any of the following:

A. Pea having a readily discernible cracked seed coat.

B. Pea having a part of the seed coat removed equal to or greater than shown.

C. Broken pea which is more than one-half of a whole pea.


NOTE: For thresher-run peas, only include the percentage of CSC in excess of 3.0% in “total defects and foreign material.”


Growth stress cracks appearing around the hilum function as CSC.

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Last updated November 2010