A fascinating thing I’ve learned in the last week. Those annoying little plastic stickers on fruit have a globally standardised four digit number on them – the PLU Codes (Price Look Up Codes). I’d taken to peeling them off and sticking them on the wall calendar, it makes it easy to see where in the year I’m up to.

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Amazing, I never knew that those annoying fruit stickers had globally agreed four digit codes

So here you go, the stickers from the tail end of the nectarine season this week1:

NECTARINE (4035)

PLU 4035
Type Global
Category Fruits
GPC Brick 10005911 - Nectarines
GPC Class 50250900 - Stone Fruit
GPC Family 50250000 - Fruits – Unprepared/Unprocessed (Fresh)
Date added / edited 1999-12-31 00:00:00

Commodity info

Commodity NECTARINE
Variety Yellow Flesh
Botanical Name Prunus persica
AKA

Specifications

Size Small
Measurements: North America 70 size and smaller
Measurements: Rest of World Average Fruit Weight = less than 185g
Restrictions Not Applicable

NECTARINE (4188)

PLU 4188
Type Global
Category Fruits
GPC Brick 10005911 - Nectarines
GPC Class 50250900 - Stone Fruit
GPC Family 50250000 - Fruits – Unprepared/Unprocessed (Fresh)
Date added / edited 1999-12-31 00:00:00

Commodity info

Commodity NECTARINE
Variety White Flesh, Tree Ripened, Ready-to-eat
Botanical Name Prunus persica
AKA

Specifications

Size Small
Measurements: North America 70 size and smaller
Measurements: Rest of World Average Fruit Weight = less than 185g
Restrictions Not Applicable

Footnotes

1 reviewing the photo later I found that you can only see the 4188, you’ll just have to take my word for it that the other one is 4035.