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Title XXXV
AGRICULTURE, HORTICULTURE, AND ANIMAL INDUSTRY
Chapter 601
FLORIDA CITRUS CODE
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F.S. 601.89
601.89 Citrus fruit; when damaged by freezing.
(1) Citrus fruit shall be deemed “seriously” damaged by freezing when such freezing causes:
(a) Marked dryness to extend into the segments of oranges and grapefruit more than 1/2 inch at the stem end; or into segments of mandarin or hybrid varieties more than 1/4 inch at the stem end; or more than an equivalent amount by volume of dryness to occur in any other portions of the fruit.
(b) Internal freeze-related injury, as defined in subsection (3), when such condition or combination of conditions is determined to affect the fruit to a degree equal in seriousness to that described in paragraph (a).
(2) Citrus fruit shall be deemed “damaged” by freezing when such freezing causes:
(a) Marked dryness to extend into the segments of oranges and grapefruit more than 1/4 inch but less than 1/2 inch at the stem end; or into segments of mandarin or hybrid varieties more than 1/8 inch but less than 1/4 inch at the stem end; or more than an equivalent amount by volume of dryness to occur in any portions of the fruit.
(b) Internal freeze-related injury, as defined by subsection (3), when such condition or combination of conditions is determined to affect the fruit to a degree equal in seriousness to that described in paragraph (a).
(3) Internal freeze-related injury to citrus fruit, caused by freezing, shall consist of any of the following:
(a) Wet cores or wet segment walls;
(b) Water soaking;
(c) Juice cell breakdown;
(d) Mushy condition;
(e) Honeycomb or open spaces in pulp; or
(f) Other evidence of internal breakdown, decay, or moldy condition.
History.s. 89, ch. 25149, 1949; s. 1, ch. 81-97.