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The Florida Statutes

The 2001 Florida Statutes

Title XXXV
Agriculture, Horticulture, And Animal Industry
Chapter 601
Florida Citrus Code
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Section 601.18, Florida Statutes 2001

601.18  Grapefruit; minimum juice content.--

(1)  During that period of time beginning with August 1 of each year and ending with November 15 of the same year, both dates inclusive, the minimum juice content of the juice of the respective sizes of grapefruit is as follows, each size being designated by the commercial number assigned to it based on the number of grapefruit of said size packed commercially in a standard 4/5 Florida packed box of grapefruit:

(a)  A grapefruit of size 14 shall contain not less than 400 cubic centimeters of juice.

(b)  A grapefruit of size 18 shall contain not less than 350 cubic centimeters of juice.

(c)  A grapefruit of size 23 shall contain not less than 305 cubic centimeters of juice.

(d)  A grapefruit of size 27 shall contain not less than 275 cubic centimeters of juice.

(e)  A grapefruit of size 32 shall contain not less than 245 cubic centimeters of juice.

(f)  A grapefruit of size 36 shall contain not less than 230 cubic centimeters of juice.

(g)  A grapefruit of size 40 shall contain not less than 210 cubic centimeters of juice.

(h)  A grapefruit of size 48 shall contain not less than 185 cubic centimeters of juice.

(i)  A grapefruit of size 56 shall contain not less than 170 cubic centimeters of juice.

(j)  A grapefruit of size 64 shall contain not less than 165 cubic centimeters of juice.

(2)  During that period of time beginning with November 16 of each year and ending with March 1 of the following year, both dates inclusive, the minimum juice content of the juice of the respective sizes of grapefruit shall be as follows:

(a)  A grapefruit of size 14 shall contain not less than 380 cubic centimeters of juice.

(b)  A grapefruit of size 18 shall contain not less than 335 cubic centimeters of juice.

(c)  A grapefruit of size 23 shall contain not less than 290 cubic centimeters of juice.

(d)  A grapefruit of size 27 shall contain not less than 265 cubic centimeters of juice.

(e)  A grapefruit of size 32 shall contain not less than 230 cubic centimeters of juice.

(f)  A grapefruit of size 36 shall contain not less than 220 cubic centimeters of juice.

(g)  A grapefruit of size 40 shall contain not less than 200 cubic centimeters of juice.

(h)  A grapefruit of size 48 shall contain not less than 180 cubic centimeters of juice.

(i)  A grapefruit of size 56 shall contain not less than 165 cubic centimeters of juice.

(j)  A grapefruit of size 64 shall contain not less than 160 cubic centimeters of juice.

(3)  During that period of time beginning with March 2 of each year and ending with July 31 of the same year, both dates inclusive, the minimum juice content of the juice of respective sizes of grapefruit shall be as follows:

(a)  A grapefruit of size 14 shall contain not less than 360 cubic centimeters of juice.

(b)  A grapefruit of size 18 shall contain not less than 320 cubic centimeters of juice.

(c)  A grapefruit of size 23 shall contain not less than 275 cubic centimeters of juice.

(d)  A grapefruit of size 27 shall contain not less than 250 cubic centimeters of juice.

(e)  A grapefruit of size 32 shall contain not less than 220 cubic centimeters of juice.

(f)  A grapefruit of size 36 shall contain not less than 210 cubic centimeters of juice.

(g)  A grapefruit of size 40 shall contain not less than 190 cubic centimeters of juice.

(h)  A grapefruit of size 48 shall contain not less than 170 cubic centimeters of juice.

(i)  A grapefruit of size 56 shall contain not less than 155 cubic centimeters of juice.

(j)  A grapefruit of size 64 shall contain not less than 150 cubic centimeters of juice.

(4)  Provided, however, that if the Department of Citrus determines that unusual or abnormal conditions exist and a change in the juice requirements will be in the best interests of the citrus industry, it may, by resolution, decrease the required juice content of grapefruit, by varieties, during the period beginning November 16 and ending March 1 of the following year, both dates inclusive as provided in subsection (2), but in no event shall the required juice content during this period be less than the juice content required during the period beginning March 2 of each year and ending July 31 of the same year, as provided in subsection (3).

(5)  Provided further, however, that the Department of Citrus is hereby authorized to establish by regulation different sizes, including changes in diameter ranges for existing sizes, for grapefruit based on the number of grapefruit as packed commercially. At that time it shall also fix for each period the minimum juice content for the respective sizes so established, but in no event shall the juice content, during any period, be proportionately less than as above fixed.

History.--s. 18, ch. 25149, 1949; s. 1, ch. 29760, 1955; s. 1, ch. 57-12; s. 1, ch. 61-93; s. 1, ch. 67-22; s. 22, ch. 71-186; s. 2, ch. 96-228.

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