SIZE CLASSIFICATION FOR IN-SHELL PECANS

51.1402 Size Classification.  

Size of pecans may be specified in connection with the grade in accordance with one of the following classifications. To meet the requirements for any of these classifications, the lot must conform to both the specified number of nuts per pound and the weight of the 10 smallest nuts per 100 nut sample.  

 
Size Classification Number of Nuts Per Minimum Weight of the 10 smallest nuts in a 100-nut sample
LB KG
Oversize 55 or < 121 or < In each classification, the 10 smallest nuts per 100 must weigh at least 7% of the total weight of a 100-nut sample
Extra Large 56 - 63 122 - 139
Large 64 - 77 140 - 170
Medium 78 - 95 171 - 211
Small 96 or > 212 or >