CARROT QUALITY - A STUDY OF VARIABILITY AT THE BRISBANE WHOLESALE MARKET

G. Bulow, C.A. Hubbert
Twenty lines of Medium No. 1 Grade carrots (Daucus carotae) were sampled from the Brisbane Wholesale Market, their quality measured, and the sale price of each recorded.

Growers received a detailed report showing the variability of their product after regarding into the categories Large, Medium No. 1, Medium No. 2, Small and Reject.

All bags were weighed to ensure they complied with the minimum weights as stated on the bag. Eight out of the 20 lines were 0.5 to 1 kg underweight. Only five lines had over 13 kg of a Medium No. 1 Grade quality. Rejects varied from two to seven kg in weight per 20 kg bag.

The study identified that a wide variation in quality was being presented as Medium No. 1 Grade carrots on the Brisbane Wholesale Market.

Bulow, G. and Hubbert, C.A. (1989). CARROT QUALITY - A STUDY OF VARIABILITY AT THE BRISBANE WHOLESALE MARKET. Acta Hortic. 247, 299-302
DOI: 10.17660/ActaHortic.1989.247.58
https://doi.org/10.17660/ActaHortic.1989.247.58

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