Vegetables, Herbs & Fruit Section V

Vegetables,Herbs and Fruit 2022

Section V

Chairperson: Bev Latva (905) 862-0966
2022 Fair Theme "Your Country Fair"

NOTE: Entries will be received at the Horticultural Building on Thursday, September 8th from 12 pm to 7 pm.
The building will close on Sunday, September 11th at 4:30 pm & entries may be picked up at 5 pm.

EXHIBITOR INFORMATION: BEFORE YOU ARRIVE, PLEASE COMPLETE ALL TAGS AND FORMS. PRINT TWO COPIES OFF THE WEBSITE www.uxbridgefair.ca KEEP ONE COPY FOR YOURSELF, OR, ENTRY TAGS/FORMS CAN BE PICKED UP IN UXBRIDGE AT THE TOWN HALL OR LIBRARY.

BASICS IN JUDGING GARDEN VEGETABLES:
To avoid disqualification, please ensure all entries are displayed in proper containers, if mentioned, and conform to the class entered.
All specimens must be grown by the exhibitor!

Uniformity and trueness to type - 30%

Excellent condition and colour - 20%
Other factors: Freshness - Blemishes - Scarring - Maturity - Size - Texture - Appearance - Properly trimmed (see below)

Helpful Hints:To avoid disqualification

1. Tomatoes - Leave stem on, matched
2. Pumpkins or Squash - Leave stem 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" inch above bulb. Roots trimmed to 1/2", matched.
5. Carrots and Parsnips - Leave 1 inch of top. Tap root intact, matched
6. Beets - Leave 1 inch above crown. Roots trimmed back to no more than 1 inch, matched.
7. Cucumber - Leave 1/4 inch of stem
8. Cabbage - The outer leaves should be left on.
9. Corn - 1/3 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. See pepperscale.com

Prizes: 1st: $5, 2nd: $4, 3rd: $3

Special prizes:

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

Trophy and ribbon to the entry in Classes 18 - 21 for single best exhibit

VEGETABLES:

1.

Beets - 3 on a plate

2.

Beans - any other colour than yellow or green, 5 on a plate

3.

Beans - long or broad type - 5 on a plate

4.

Carrots - Chantenay pointed type - 5 roots on a plate

5.

Carrots - Nantes rounded type - 5 roots on a plate

6.

Corn, sweet - 3 ears on a plate

7.

Cucumber - Table - 2 on a plate

8.

Onions - 4 varieties on a plate, named

9.

Hot Pepper- 500 Scoville units

3 on a plate - named

10.

Squash, Butternut - 1 specimen

11.

Squash, any other variety - 1 specimen, named

12.

Tomatoes, Red - 3 on a plate

13.

Tomatoes, any other colour - 3 on a plate

14.

Tomatoes, Miniature, Red - 5 on a plate

15.

Any other vegetable, not listed above

2 on a plate, named

HERBS:

16.

"Herb of the Year" - Pansy-Violet - in a clear container

17.

Mixed herbs - minimum of 3 kinds

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

POTATOES:

18.

Potatoes, White - 3 on a plate (named)

19.

Potatoes, Red - 3 on a plate (named)

20.

Potatoes, Yellow - 3 on a plate (named)

21.

Potatoes, other - 3 on a plate (named)

EXTRAORDINARY:

22.

Longest bean - Yard Long Bean

23.

Most oddly shaped single vegetable - no pumpkins

24.

Any large vegetable - largest by weight - no pumpkin

SPECIALS:

25.

Vegetable Basket Prizes: 1st: $10, 2nd: $8, 3rd: $6

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

FRUIT:

26.

Any fruit - pleasingly displayed (named)