Vegetables, Herbs & Fruit Section V 2018

Vegetables,Herbs and Fruit

Section V

Chairperson: Bev Latva (905) 862-0966

Horticultural Building will be open from 12:00 - 8:00 p.m. Thursday September 6, 2018 to receive entries. Horticultural Building will be closed on Sunday, September 9th at 4:30 p.m. and entries may be picked up at 5:00 p.m. All produce must be grown by the exhibitor. To avoid disqualification, please ensure all entries are displayed in proper containers and conform to the class entered. Entries will not be accepted on the days of the Fair.

BASICS IN JUDGING GARDEN VEGETABLES

Uniformity and trueness to type - 30%

Excellent condition and colour - 20%

Other factors: Freshness - Blemishes - Scarring - Maturity - Size - Texture - Appearance - Flavour - Smell - Properly trimmed (some vegetables will be disqualified if NOT properly trimmed).

Helpful Hints:

To avoid disqualification

1. Tomatoes - Leave stem on - Matched Tomatoes

2. Pumpkins, Squash - Leave stems on - Matched

3. Peppers - Leave 1/2 inch of stem - Matched

4. Garlic and Onions - Do not peel or wash, just remove loose outer skin, leave tops 1/2 inch above bulb. Leave roots on. - Matched.

5. Carrots and Parsnips - Leave 1 inch of top. Tap root on - Matched

6. Beets - Leave 1 inch above crown. Roots trimmed back to no less than 1 inch - Matched.

7. Cucumber - Leave 1/4 inch of stem

8. Cabbage - Some outer leaves should be left on.

9. Corn - One third of husk should be removed from tip to butt.

10. Potatoes - Do Not Wash. Brush lightly to remove loose soil. Do not damage skin.

11. Scoville ratings for hot peppers. Under 50,000 Scoville units include but are not limited to : Anaheim, Ancho, Chipotle, Jalapeno, and Serrano. Over 50,000 Scoville include but are not limited to: Cayenne, Ghost peppers, Habanero, and Scotch Bonnet peppers. For more information refer to pepperscale.com

Prizes: 1st: $5, 2nd: $3, 3rd: $2

Special prizes:

UXBRIDGE HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY TROPHY AND SPECIAL    Prizes: 1st: $40, 2nd: $30, 3rd: $20

High points scored in classes 1 - 48

WINNER MAY NOT WIN TWO YEARS IN A ROW

RICHTER'S HERBS SPECIAL    

Winner to be selected from among classes 43 to 48

Prizes: 1st: $25 G.C., 2nd: $20 G.C., 3rd: $15 G.C.

UXBRIDGE FAIR CHAMPIONSHIP POTATO TROPHY & SPECIAL    

Classes 49-53 best single exhibit

Prize: Trophy and ribbon

FRANK AND LAURA HENDY CHAMPION POTATO AWARD    Prize: $10

Best single exhibit in classes 49 - 53

IN MEMORY OF LES MEYERS    Prize: $10

Best Overall vegetable in the show

VEGETABLES:

1. Beets - 3 on a plate

2. Beans - Green, bush type - 5 on a plate

3. Beans - Yellow, bush type - 5 on a plate

4. Beans - Any other colour - 5 on a plate

5. Beans - Long or broad type - 5 on a plate

6. Cabbage - 1 head

7. Carrots - Chantenay pointed type - 5 roots on a plate

8. Carrots - Nantes rounded type - 5 roots on a plate

9. Corn, sweet - 3 ears on a plate

10. Cantaloupe or Muskmelon - 1 specimen

11. Cucumber - Table - 2 on a plate

12. Cucumber - Pickling, gherkin type - 5 on a plate

13. Onions - Dutch sets - 3 on a plate

14. Onions - Spanish type, grown from seed - 3 on a plate

15. Onions - Spanish type, grown from sets - 3 on a plate

16. Parsnips - 3 on a plate

17. Pepper, Green - 3 on a plate

18. Pepper, Red Sweet - 3 on a plate

19. Pepper, Yellow Sweet - 3 on a plate

20. Pepper, Hot, under 50,000 Scoville units - 3 on a plate

21. Pepper, Hot over 50,000 Schoville units - 3 on a plate

22. Pumpkin, Pie type - 1 specimen

23. Pumpkin, Field type - 1 specimen

24. Squash, Hubbard - 1 specimen

25. Squash, Pepper - 1 specimen

26. Squash, Summer - 1 specimen

27. Squash, Butternut - 1 specimen

28. Squash, Zucchini, table size ( under 12 ") 2 on a plate

29. Squash, Zucchini, mature - 1 specimen

30. Squash, any other variety, named - 1 specimen

31. Tomatoes, Red - 3 on a plate

32. Tomatoes, Green - 3 on a plate

33. Tomatoes, Any other colour - 3 on a plate

34. Tomatoes, Miniature, Red - 5 on a plate

35. Tomatoes, Miniature, Any other colour - 5 on a plate

36. Best Sunflower head

1 specimen in a container of water, 8" to 12" stem

37. Biggest Sunflower head, seed stage - 1 specimen

38. Garlic - 3 bulbs on a plate

39. Garlic braid - minimum of 7 bulbs

40. Leeks - 3 on a plate, tops trimmed to 3 inches

41. Any other vegetable not listed above, properly named

2 on a plate

42. Five (5) vegetables used in a vegetable soup

Displayed in a suitable cooking container

HERBS:

43. Parsley, Italian or Curled type

3 mature branches cut off at ground level, in a clear container of water

44. Mixed herbs - minimum of 3 kinds

Cut long enough to show any branching characteristics, in a clear container of water

45. Basil - 3 mature branches in a clear container of water

46. Herb of the year - HOPS

12" of vine including leaves and cone(s) in a clear container of water

47. Dill - 3 stems not over 24", in a clear container of water

48. Container of herbs - 5 plants, named, any variety - Maximum 12" pot

POTATOES:

49. Potatoes, White, named - 3 on a plate

50. Potatoes, Red, named - 3 on a plate

51. Potatoes, Yellow, named - 3 on a plate

52. Potatoes, other, named - 3 on a plate

53. Potatoes, 5 different varieties, named - on a plate

EXTRAORDINARY:

54. Longest bean - any variety

55. Most oddly shaped single vegetable ( no pumpkins)

56. Tomato - largest by weight, red edible - stem on

57. Potato - largest by weight

58. Ornamental gourds - 3 of any type on a plate

59. Zucchini - largest by weight

60. Mini Pumpkins - 3 on a plate

FRUIT:

61. Apples, Any variety, named - on a plate

62. Raspberries - measured 1/2 pint - displayed on a plate

63. Pears, Any variety, named - on a plate

64. Any other fruit, named - pleasingly displayed

SPECIALS:

65. TWINKLEBERRY FARMS SPECIAL    Prizes: 1st: $30, 2nd: $25, 3rd: $20, 4th: $15, 5th: $10

Collection of 5 varieties of garden vegetables, placed in a 6 quart basket or equivalent

Sponsored by Gary and Debbie Smith

66. HEIRLOOM SPECIAL    Prizes: 1st: $10, 2nd: $8, 3rd: $6, 4th: $4

Any named heirloom vegetable or fruit grown from seed