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Title 7Subtitle BChapter ISubchapter APart 29Subpart C → §29.3153


Title 7: Agriculture
PART 29—TOBACCO INSPECTION
Subpart C—Standards


§29.3153   Leaf (B Group).

This group consists of leaves normally grown above the midpoint of the stalk. Cured leaves from the upper stalk position have a tendency to fold, concealing the face of the leaf and exposing the stem or midrib. These leaves have a pointed tip and generally are medium to heavy in body. They are narrower in relation to their length than corresponding qualities of the C Group.

GradesGrade names and specifications
B1FChoice Tan Leaf.
         Medium body, ripe, open, smooth, clear finish, deep color intensity, spready, 20 or over in length, 95 percent uniform, and 5 percent injury tolerance.
B2FFine Tan Leaf.
         Medium body ripe, open, even, clear finish, deep color intensity, spready, 20 or over in length, 90 percent uniform, and 10 percent injury tolerance.
B3FGood Tan Leaf.
         Medium body, mature to ripe, firm to open, wavy to even, moderate finish and color intensity, narrow to normal width, 18 or over in length, 85 percent uniform, and 15 percent injury tolerance.
B4FFair Tan Leaf.
         Medium body, mature, firm, wavy, dull finish, weak color intensity, narrow, 16 or over in length, 80 percent uniform, and 20 percent injury tolerance.
B5FLow Tan Leaf.
         Medium body, mature, firm, wrinkly, dingy finish, pale color intensity, stringy, 16 or over in length, 70 percent uniform, and 30 percent injury tolerance.
B2FLFine Tannish-buff Leaf.
         Medium body, ripe, open, even, clear finish, strong color intensity, spready, 20” or over in length, 90 percent uniform, and 10 percent injury tolerance.
B3FLGood Tannish-buff Leaf
         Medium body, mature to ripe, firm to open, wavy to even, moderate finish and color intensity, narrow to normal width, 18” or over in length, 85 percent uniform, and 15 percent injury tolerance.
B4FLFair Tannish-buff Leaf.
         Medium body, mature, firm, wavy, dull finish, weak color intensity, narrow, 16” or over in length, 80 percent uniform, and 20 percent injury tolerance.
B1FRChoice Tannish-red Leaf.
         Fleshy to medium body, ripe, open, smooth, clear finish, deep color intensity, spready, 20 or over in length, 95 percent uniform, and 5 percent injury tolerance.
B2FRFine Tannish-red Leaf.
         Fleshy to medium body, ripe, open, even, clear finish, strong color intensity, spready, 20 or over in length, 90 percent uniform, and 10 percent injury tolerance.
B3FRGood Tannish-red Leaf.
         Fleshy to medium body, mature to ripe, firm to open, wavy to even, moderate finish and color intensity, narrow to normal width, 18 or over in length, 85 percent uniform, and 15 percent injury tolerance.
B4FRFair Tannish-red Leaf.
         Fleshy to medium body, mature firm, wavy, dull finish, weak color intensity, narrow, 16 or over in length 80 percent uniform, and 20 percent injury tolerance.
B5FRLow Tannish-red Leaf.
         Fleshy to medium body, mature, firm, wrinkly, dingy finish, pale color intensity, stringy, 16 or over in length, 70 percent uniform, and 30 percent injury tolerance.
B1RChoice Red Leaf.
         Heavy to fleshy, ripe, firm to open, even, clear finish, deep color intensity, spready, 20 or over in length 95 percent uniform, and 5 percent injury tolerance.
B2RFine Red Leaf.
         Heavy to fleshy, ripe, firm to open wavy, clear finish, strong color intensity, spready, 20 or over in length 90 percent uniform, and 10 percent injury tolerance.
B3RGood Red Leaf.
         Heavy to fleshy, mature to ripe, firm, wrinkly to wavy, moderate finish and color intensity, narrow to normal width, 18 or over in length, 85 percent uniform, and 15 percent injury tolerance.
B4RFair Red Leaf.
         Heavy to fleshy, mature, close to firm, wrinkly, dull finish, weak color intensity, narrow, 16 or over in length, 80 percent uniform, and 20 percent injury tolerance.
B5RLow red Leaf.
         Heavy to fleshy, mature, close, rough, dingy finish, pale color intensity, stringy, 16 or over in length, 70 percent uniform, and 30 percent injury tolerance.
B4DFair Dark-red Leaf.
         Heavy to fleshy, mature, close, wrinkly, dull finish, weak color intensity, narrow, 16 or over in length, 80 percent uniform, and 20 percent injury tolerance.
B5DLow Dark-red Leaf.
         Heavy to fleshy, underripe to mature, solid, rough, dingy finish, pale color intensity, stringy, 16 or over in length, 70 percent uniform, and 30 percent injury tolerance.
B3KGood Variegated Leaf.
         Fleshy to medium body, mature to ripe, firm to open, wrinkly to wavy, narrow to normal width, 18 or over in length, 85 percent uniform, and 15 percent injury tolerance.
B4KFair Variegated Leaf.
         Fleshy, mature, close to firm, wrinkly, narrow, 16 or over in length, 80 percent uniform, and 20 percent injury tolerance.
B5KLow Variegated Leaf.
         Heavy to fleshy, underripe to mature, solid to close, rough, stringy, 16 or over in length, 70 percent uniform, and 30 percent injury tolerance.
B2MFine Mixed Color Leaf.
         Fleshy to medium body, ripe, open, even, clear finish, strong color intensity, 20” or over in length, 90 percent uniform, and 10 percent injury tolerance.
B3MGood Mixed Color Leaf.
         Fleshy to medium body, mature to ripe, firm to open, wavy to even, moderate finish and color intensity, narrow to normal width, 18 or over in length, 85 percent uniform, and 15 percent injury tolerance.
B4MFair Mixed Color Leaf.
         Fleshy to medium body, mature to ripe, firm to open, wavy, dull finish, weak color intensity, narrow, 16 or over in length, 80 percent uniform and 20 percent injury tolerance.
B5MLow Mixed Color Leaf.
         Fleshy to medium body, underripe to mature, firm to open, wrinkly, dingy finish, pale color intensity stringy, 16 or over in length, 70 percent uniform, and 30 percent injury tolerance.
B3VFGood Greenish-tan Leaf.
         Medium body, underripe, firm to open, wavy to even, moderate finish, narrow to normal width, 18 or over in length, 85 percent uniform, and 15 percent injury tolerance.
B4VFFair Greenish-tan Leaf.
         Medium body, underripe, close to firm, wavy, dull finish, narrow, 16 or over in length, 80 percent uniform, and 20 percent injury tolerance.
B5VFLow Greenish-tan Leaf.
         Medium body, underripe, close, wrinkly, dingy finish, stringy, 16 or over in length, 70 percent uniform, and 30 percent injury tolerance.
B3VRGood Greenish-red Leaf.
         Heavy to fleshy, underripe, firm, wrinkly to wavy, moderate finish, narrow to normal width, 18 or over in length, 85 percent uniform, and 15 percent injury tolerance.
B4VRFair Greenish-red Leaf.
         Heavy to fleshy, underripe, close to firm, wrinkly, dull finish, narrow, 16 or over in length, 80 percent uniform, and 20 percent injury tolerance.
B5VRLow Greenish-red Leaf.
         Heavy to fleshy, underripe, close, rough, dingy finish, stringy, 16 or over in length, 70 percent uniform, and 30 percent injury tolerance.
B3GFGood Green-tan Leaf.
         Fleshy to medium body, immature, firm to open, wrinkly to wavy, moderate finish, narrow to normal width, 18 or over in length, 85 percent uniform, and 15 percent injury tolerance.
B4GFFair Green-tan Leaf.
         Fleshy to medium body, immature, close to firm, wrinkly, dull finish, narrow, 16 or over in length, 80 percent uniform, and 20 percent injury tolerance.
B5GFLow Green-tan Leaf.
         Fleshy to medium body, immature, close, rough, dingy finish, stringy, 16 or over in length, 70 percent uniform, and 30 percent injury tolerance.
B3GRGood Green-red Leaf.
         Heavy to fleshy, immature, close to firm, wrinkly to wavy, moderate finish, narrow to formal width, 18 or over in length, 85 percent uniform and 15 percent injury tolerance.
B4GRFair Green-red Leaf.
         Heavy to fleshy, immature, solid to close, wrinkly, dull finish, narrow width, 16 or over in length, 80 percent uniform, and 20 percent injury tolerance.
B5GRLow Green-red Leaf.
         Heavy to fleshy, immature, solid, rough, dingy finish, stringy, 16 or over in length, 70 percent uniform and 30 percent injury tolerance.

[24 FR 8771, Oct. 29, 1959, as amended at 49 FR 16758, Apr. 20, 1984; 51 FR 40407, Nov. 7, 1986]

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