Vegetables, Herbs & Fruit Section V

Vegetables,Herbs and Fruit 2020

Section V

Chairperson: Bev Latva (905) 862-0966

New Time: - Horticultural Building will be open from 12:00 - 7:00 p.m. Thursday September 10, 2020 to receive entries. Horticultural Building will be closed on Sunday, September 13th 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. NEW Garlic and Onions - Do not peel or wash, just remove loose outer skin, leave tops 1/2 inch above bulb. Roots trimmed to 1/2" - 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 - 42

WINNER MAY NOT WIN TWO YEARS IN A ROW

RICHTER'S HERBS SPECIAL Prizes: 1st: $30 G.C., 2nd: $25 G.C., 3rd: $20 G.C.

Winner to be selected from among classes 43 to 48

UXBRIDGE FAIR CHAMPIONSHIP POTATO TROPHY & SPECIAL Prize: Trophy and ribbon

Classes 49-53 best single exhibit

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 - 3 on a plate

15.

Onions - red variety - 3 on a plate

16.

Onions - 4 varieties on a plate, named

17.

Pepper, Green - 3 on a plate

18.

Pepper, Red Sweet - 3 on a plate

19.

Pepper, Yellow Sweet - 3 on a plate

3 on a plate - named

20.

Pepper, Hot under 50,000 Scoville units

3 on a plate - named

21.

Pepper, Hot over 50,000 Scoville units

3 on a plate, named

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 - see Basics in Judging

39.

Garlic braid - minimum of 7 bulbs

40.

Leeks - 3 on a plate, tops trimmed to 3 "

41.

Any other vegetable, not listed above, properly named

2 on a plate

42.

Five (5) vegetables used in a vegetable soup - up to 1 to 3 of each vegetable

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 - Blackberries or raspberries

Displayed in a glass dish, named

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 - Yard Long Bean

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 - 3 on a plate

62.

Grapes - displayed on a plate

63.

Pears, Any variety, named - 3 on a plate

64.

Any other fruit, named - pleasingly displayed

SPECIALS:

65.

VEGETABLE SPECIAL PRIZES Prizes: 1st: $30, 2nd: $25, 3rd: $20, 4th: $15, 5th: $10

Collection of 5 varieties of garden vegetables, up to 5 each, in a 6 quart basket or equivalent

66.

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

Any named heirloom vegetable or fruit grown from seed