Virtual Vegetables, Herbs and Fruit 2021
Chairperson: Bev Latva (905) 862-0966
2021 Fair Theme "Fields and Furrrows"
Please note that all exhibits MUST be received by Tuesday, September 7, 2021.
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! EXHIBITOR INFORMATION MUST BE COMPLETED IN FULL.
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 - Properly trimmed (see below).
Helpful Hints: To avoid disqualification
Tomatoes - leave stem on, matched
Pumpkins, Squash - leave stems on, matched
Peppers - Leave 1/2 inch of stem, matched
Garlic and Onions - Do not peel or wash, just remove loose outer skin, leave tops 1" above bulb. Roots trimmed to 1/2", matched.
Carrots and Parsnips - leave 1" of top, tap root intact, matched
Beets - leave 1" above crown, roots trimmed back to no more than 1", matched.
Cucumber - leave 1/4" of stem
Cabbage - outer leaves should be left on
Corn - 1/3 of husk should be removed from tip to butt
Potatoes - Do Not Wash. Brush lightly to remove loose soil. Do not damage skin.
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
UXBRIDGE FAIR CHAMPIONSHIP POTATO
Trophy and ribbon to the entry in classes 18 - 21 for the single best exhibit
Beets - 3 on a plate
Beans - any other colour than yellow or green, 5 on a plate
Beans - long or broad type, 5 on a plate
Carrots - Chantenay pointed type, 5 roots on a plate
Carrots - Nantes rounded type, 5 roots on a plate
Corn, sweet, 3 ears on a plate
Cucumber, table, 2 on a plate
Onions - 4 varieties on a plate, named
Hot Pepper - 500 Scoville units, 3 on a plate, named
Squash, Butternut - 1 specimen
Squash, any other variety - 1 specimen, named
Tomatoes, Red - 3 on a plate
Tomatoes, any other colour - 3 on a plate
Tomatoes, Miniature, Red - 5 on a plate
Any other vegetable not listed above - 2 on a plate (named)
"Herb of the Year" Parsley Italian or Curled Type
3 mature branches cut off at ground level & in a clear container
Mixed Herbs - minimum of 3 kinds
Cut long enough to show any branching characteristics, in a clear container of water
Potatoes - White, 3 on a plate (named)
Potatoes - Red, 3 on a plate (named)
Potatoes - Yellow, 3 on a plate (named)
Potatoes - Other, 3 on a plate (named)
Longest Bean - Yard Long Bean
please photograph bean beside a meauring tape in inches, with the total length noted
Most oddly shaped single vegetable - no pumpkins
Zucchini - Largest by weight
Please show on a scale with measurements in grams or in kg to two decimals places
Any Fruit - pleasingly displayed (named)
Vegetable Basket Prizes: 1st: $10, 2nd: $8, 3rd: $6
a collection of 5 varieties of garden vegetables in a 6 quart basket or equivalent