Vegetables, Herbs & Fruit Section V

Vegetables,Herbs and Fruit 2021

Section V

Chairperson: Bev Latva (905) 862-0966

2021 Fair Theme "Fair About Town"

Rules for Vegetables, Herbs & Fruit Section:


To avoid disqualification, please ensure all entries are displayed in the proper containers, if mentioned, and conform to the class entered.

All specimens must be grown by the exhibitor.

EXHIBITOR INFORMATION MUST BE COMPLETED IN FULL.

BASICS IN JUDGING GARDEN VEGETABLES:

Uniformity and trueness to type - 30%
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 - One third of husk should be removed from tip to butt.

10. Potatoes - Do Not Wash. Brush lightly to remove loose soil, so skin is not damaged.

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: $3, 3rd: $2

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:

Prizes: 1st: $5, 2nd: $4, 3rd: $3

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.

Pepper, Hot under 50,000 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

2 on a plate

HERBS:

Prizes: 1st: $5, 2nd: $4, 3rd: $3

16.

"Herb of the Year" - Parsley, Italian or Curled Type

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

17.

Mixed herbs - minimum of 3 kinds

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

POTATOES:

Prizes: 1st: $5, 2nd: $4, 3rd: $3

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:

Prizes: 1st: $5, 2nd: $4, 3rd: $3

22.

Longest bean - Yard Long Bean

23.

Most oddly shaped single vegetable (no pumpkins)

24.

Zucchini - largest by weight - (weighed & tagged)

FRUIT:

25.

Any fruit - pleasingly displayed (named) Prizes: 1st: $5, 2nd: $4, 3rd: $3

SPECIALS:

26.

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

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