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Cos Lettuce

Cos Lettuce

Packed to  customer requirements

  PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS - BABY COS

Colour

Mid green leaves grading to   pale green at base; Inner leaves pale green.

Visual appearance

Fresh bright with loosely   overlapping outer and inner leaves, firm and bright with white stem.

Sensory

Firm, compact heads; crisp   leaves with fleshy mid ribs. Moderate to strong lettuce flavour with no off   odours.

Shape

Upright elongated heads; spoon   shaped compact leaves with minimal opening. Conical hearts.

Size

Height from base of stem > 160mm. Span of leaves > 140mm. Weight > 200grams.

Maturity

No variation of maturity   within box. Full and compact heads, crisp leaves easily snapped away from   core. No bolting.

Major defects

 

Insects

No obvious live insects

Diseases

No fungal or bacterial rots

Physiological disorder

No brownish spotting or   russeting of inner leaves. Not soft, wilted or yellowing. No browning of leaf   magins (tip burn)

Temperature injury

No discoloured or water   soaked leaves. No bleached (sunburn) injury on inner leaves

Minor defects

 

Physical/pest damage

No cuts, tears, bruises,   holes or crushed areas in inner leaves

Skin marks

No pinking brown spotting or   streaking of the mid ribs of the inner leaves.

Storage temp

+4ᵒ to + 6ᵒC

Shelf life

5 Days

Chemicals

Grown using registered   chemical only. Contaminants and Heavy   Metals to comply with FSANZ Food Standards Code A12 – A14 MPC’s and MRL’s.

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