Horticulture

Department: Horticulture

Supervisor: Taun Beddes, 801-851-8462, horticultureassistant@usu.edu

Exhibits will be located in the Exhibit Hall (Tennis Building)

Check In:      Wednesday, August 14, 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Judging:     Wednesday, August 14,  1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Check Out:     Monday, August 19, 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Please pick up all ribbons, awards, premium money and items you want to keep at checkout.

REGISTRATION
Register your items ahead of time online at http://utah.fairmanager.com/ or register in person at the Fair on the date of entry. There is no fee to enter items in the Fair.

SPECIAL RULES

  • Awards will be made in each fruit & vegetable category as determined by the judges.
  • There are many different kinds of fruits and vegetables. Enter each kind under the appropriate division. For instance, crookneck squash will be judged against other crookneck squash and not against zucchini squash; blue potatoes will be judged against other blue potatoes and not against yellow potatoes.
  • Know what each item is and label it correctly. The judges need to know what each item is.  For instance, if you don’t label a sugar snap pea, it will be judged with the regular peas.

 

PREPARING FRUITS FOR EXHIBITION

  • All fruits should be clean and free from spray residue and polished.
  • Apples should be picked with stems on.
  • Peaches should have the fuzz removed.
  • Grapes may be trimmed and defective grapes removed.
  • Fruits and vegetables should be large enough to meet market requirements or standards and should be at maturity when it is best to eat them rather than exceptionally large; however, a size larger than ordinary for most things, with good quality, could be a winning entry. Judges will take into account late season fruits and vegetables such as grapes, Jerusalem artichokes, apples, pumpkins, etc., which will be immature rather than ripe.
  • All specimens must be the same maturity, color, size and shape, and all specimens must be of the same variety unless the exhibit description specifically states otherwise. This means multiple entries need to look as alike as possible.
  • Specimens should be free from blemishes such as bruises, cuts, wind or insect damage, or from any other cause.
  • Root crops should be free from soil and fibrous roots with tops removed unless otherwise stated.
  • Cole crops should be neatly trimmed and outer leaves removed.

The Fair reserves the right to clip stems etc., for display.

CLEAN YOUR ENTRIES BEFORE BRINGING THEM TO THE FAIR

CLASSES
Class 1:  Adult, age 18 and up
Class 2:  Youth, age 17 and under
DIVISION:  CREATIVE

  • Artistic Design (Can use flowers, props, etc.)
  • Garden Oddities
  • Gourds
  • Special Innovation (salsa, peppers, pickles, etc.)
  • Vegetable Pets

 

DIVISION:   FRESH FRUIT

  • Apples     [3 specimens]
  • Grapes     [full plate]
  • Nectarines [3 specimens]
  • Others  [3 specimens]
  • Peaches [3 specimens]
  • Plums/Prunes [3 specimens]

 

DIVISION:  UTAH GROWN NUTS (Full Plate)

  • Almonds
  • English Walnuts
  • Filberts (Hazelnuts)
  • Others

DIVISION:  BERRIES (Full Plate)

  • Blackberries
  • Blueberries
  • Others
  • Raspberries
  • Strawberries

 

DIVISION:  LEGUMES (10 Specimens)

  • Beans
  • Dry Beans (One full pint bottle; different varieties of beans will be judged against their own variety.)
  • Lima Beans
  • Others
  • Peas

 

DIVISION:  BULB CROPS

  • Chives     [5 specimens]
  • Garlic [3 specimens]
  • Leeks [3 specimens]
  • Onions    Large – [3 specimens],
  • Onions Small – [5 specimens]
  • Others    [5 specimens]
  • Shallots [5 specimens]

 

DIVISION:  CORN, OKRA (3 Specimens)

  • Bi-color Sweet Corn
  • Field Corn
  • Indian Corn
  • Okra
  • Others
  • Popcorn
  • White Sweet Corn
  • Yellow Sweet Corn

 

DIVISION:  CORN ON THE STALK (3 Specimens)

  • Field Corn
  • Indian Corn
  • Popcorn
  • Sweet Corn

 

DIVISION:  COLE CROPS

  • Broccoli (full plate]
  • Brussels Sprouts (2 specimens)
  • Cabbage  (1 specimen)
  • Cauliflower (1 specimen)
  • Kohlrabi (2 specimens)
  • Other

 

DIVISION:  CUCURBITS
If fruits or vegetables are small, bring three specimens; if very large, bring one specimen.

  • Cantaloupes
  • Cucumbers
  • Gourds
  • Honeydew Melons
  • Others
  • Pumpkins Small, up to 6” – [3 specimens]
  • Pumpkins Extra large – [1 specimen]
  • Summer Squash
  • Watermelons
  • Winter Squash

 

DIVISION:  HERBS
Herbs can be dried and displayed in sealed quart plastic bags with the name on the top.  Fresh herbs should be entered three stems apiece.  Make sure you know what they are; the judges will disqualify any they question.

  • Anise
  • Basil
  • Borage
  • Coriander/Cilantro
  • Dill
  • Fennel
  • Lavender
  • Marjoram
  • Mint
  • Oregano
  • Others
  • Parsley
  • Summer Savory
  • Thyme

 

DIVISION:  POTATOES (3 Specimens)

  • Potatoes

 

DIVISION:  PERENNIAL CROPS (3 SPECIMENS)

  • Jerusalem Artichokes (As roots are not developed, enter whole plant.)
  • Rhubarb [3 stalks]

 

DIVISION:  ROOT CROPS (3 Specimens)

  • Beets
  • Carrots
  • Horse Radish
  • Others
  • Parsnips
  • Rutabagas
  • Salsify
  • Turnips

 

DIVISION:  LEAFY GREENS

  • Celery     [2 specimens]
  • Endive     [plate]
  • Kale [plate]
  • Lettuce     [1 head or 1 bunch]
  • Others
  • Spinach [plate]
  • Swiss Chard[plate]

 

DIVISION:  SOLANACEOUS FRUITS (3 SPECIMENS)

  • Eggplants [2 specimens]
  • Large Peppers   [2 specimens]
  • Long Peppers [2 specimens]
  • Others
  • Small Peppers     [plate]
  • Tomatoes, Large [3 specimens]
  • Tomatoes, Less than 1” [plate]
  • Tomatoes, Roma Type [3 specimens]
  • Tomatoes, Yellow [3 specimens]

 

DIVISION:  LARGEST SPECIMEN
Judging is based on length and weight.
All vegetables and fruits.