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Title 7Subtitle BChapter ISubchapter APart 29Subpart C → §29.3154


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


§29.3154   Tips (T Group).

This group consists of leaves usually grown at the top of the stalk. These relatively narrow and sharp-pointed leaves have the general characteristics of B-Group tobacco. Tips have a slightly lower degree of maturity and leaf structure than other leaves on the stalk. (See Rule 12.)

GradesGrade names and specifications
T3FGood Tan Tips.
         Medium body, mature to ripe, firm to open, wavy to even, moderate finish and color intensity, narrow to normal width, under 16 in length, 85 percent uniform, and 15 percent injury tolerance.
T4FFair Tan Tips.
         Medium body, mature, firm, wavy dull finish, weak color intensity, narrow, under 16 in length, 80 percent uniform, and 20 percent injury tolerance.
T5FLow Tan Tips.
         Medium body, mature, firm, wrinkly, dingy finish, pale color intensity, stringy, under 16 in length, 70 percent uniform, and 30 percent injury tolerance.
T3FRGood Tannish-red Tips.
         Fleshy to medium body, mature to ripe, firm to open, wavy to even, moderate finish and color intensity, narrow to normal width, under 16 in length, 85 percent uniform, and 15 percent injury tolerance.
T4FRFair Tannish-red Tips.
         Fleshy to medium body, mature, firm, wavy, dull finish, weak color intensity, narrow, under 16 in length, 80 percent uniform, and 20 percent injury tolerance.
T5FRLow Tannish-red Tips.
         Fleshy to medium body, mature, firm, wrinkly, dingy finish, pale color intensity, stringy, under 16 in length, 70 percent uniform, and 30 percent injury tolerance.
T3RGood Red Tips.
         Heavy to fleshy, mature to ripe, firm, wrinkly to wavy, moderate finish and color intensity, narrow to normal width, under 16 in length, 85 percent uniform, and 15 percent injury tolerance.
T4RFair Red Tips.
         Heavy to fleshy, mature, close to firm, wrinkly, dull finish, weak color intensity, narrow, under 16 in length, 80 percent uniform, and 20 percent injury tolerance.
T5RLow Red Tips.
         Heavy to fleshy, mature, close, rough, dingy finish, pale color intensity, stringy, under 16 in length, 70 percent uniform, and 30 percent injury tolerance.
T4DFair Dark-red Tips.
         Heavy to fleshy, mature, close, wrinkly, dull finish, weak color intensity, narrow, under 16 in length, 80 percent uniform, and 20 percent injury tolerance.
T5DLow Dark-red Tips.
         Heavy to fleshy, underripe to mature, solid, rough, dingy finish, pale color intensity, stringy, under 16 in length, 70 percent uniform, and 30 percent injury tolerance.
T4KFair Variegated Tips.
         Fleshy, mature, close to firm, wrinkly, narrow, under 16 in length, 80 percent uniform, and 20 percent injury tolerance.
T5KLow Variegated Tips.
         Heavy to fleshy, underripe to mature, solid to close, rough, stringy, under 16 in length, 70 percent uniform, and 30 percent injury tolerance.
T4VFFair Greenish-tan Tips.
         Medium body, underripe, close to firm, wavy, dull finish, narrow, under 16 in length, 80 percent uniform and 20 percent injury tolerance.
T5VFLow Greenish-tan Tips.
         Medium body, underripe, close, wrinkly, dingy finish, stringy, under 16 in length, 70 percent uniform, and 30 percent injury tolerance.
T4VRFair Greenish-red Tips.
         Heavy to fleshy, underripe, close to firm, wrinkly, dull finish, narrow, under 16 in length, 80 percent uniform, and 20 percent injury tolerance.
T5VRLow Greenish-red Tips.
         Heavy to fleshy, underripe, close, rough, dingy finish, stringy, under 16 in length, 70 percent uniform, and 30 percent injury tolerance.
T4GFFair Green-tan Tips.
         Fleshy to medium body, immature, close to firm, wrinkly, dull finish, narrow, under 16 in length, 80 percent uniform, and 20 percent injury tolerance.
T5GFLow Green-tan Tips.
         Fleshy to medium body, immature, close, rough, dingy finish, stringy, under 16 in length, 70 percent uniform, and 30 percent injury tolerance.
T4GRFair Green-red Tips.
         Heavy to fleshy, immature, solid to close, wrinkly, dull finish, narrow, under 16 in length, 80 percent uniform, and 20 percent injury tolerance.
T5GRLow Green-red Tips.
         Heavy to fleshy, immature, solid, rough, dingy finish, stringy, under 16 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]

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