DIVISION A - HORTICULTURE

DUE TO COVID-19 RELATED FACTORS, THE 2021 FALL FAIR WILL NOT INCLUDE OUR USUAL COMPETITIONS.

WE HOPE TO RETURN IN FALL OF 2022!


               Entering the horticulture division contributes to the collective interest and knowledge in food security and gardening skills. Thank you for your interest in your community!                              

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Fees: 1.00 per entry (one entry per class per household)- Prizes: 1st: 3.00   2nd: 2.00 

Rules for Horticulture Division:

1. Entries due by 7 pm Monday Sept 9th.  Late entries accepted until Thursday Sept 12th 5 pm with double the fee

2. All produce must be grown by exhibitor (participant)

3. Judges/Clerks may move entries into different classes as they deem fit.  Entry marked NAS means it was not according to schedule

4. Judging standards for Non-Specialized Shows BC Council of Garden Clubs will be used

5. All entries must be shown on Fair plates/vases unless noted in schedule as "exhibitor's container".

6. AOV = "Any Other Variety"  AV= "Any Variety"       

7. All varieties in vegetable section should be named

Please see below for this year's classes of exhibits. 

Section 1 - FLOWERS

  •  Flowers are judged on the basis of freshness, health and size in the stem and foliage, the brilliance of colour and the freedom from insect spray or damage.
  • The size of the flowers should be suitable for the container i.e. large containers should have similarly large flowers.
  • All dahlias must be shown with two leaves attached to dahlia stem visible above level of container.

 

Flowers

001 - Aster, single, 3, 1 or more varieties

002 - Aster, double, 3, 1 or more varieties

003 - Begonia, tuberous, 3 blooms, 1 or more varieties displayed on moss, exhibitor’s container

004 -  Begonia, 1 bloom, floating in a brandy snifter

005 -  Cosmos, 3 sprays, one colour

006 -  Cosmos, 3 sprays, various colours

007  - Dahlia, decorative, over 6”, 1 stem

008 - Dahlia, decorative, 4”-6”, 1 stem

009 - Dahlia, decorative, under 4”, 1 stem

010 - Dahlia, AV, 1 stem

011 - Dahlia, AV, 3 stems

020 - Gladiolus, 1 spike

021 - Gladiolus, 3 spikes, 1 or more varieties

022 - Gloriosa Daisy, 3 stems

023 - Marigolds, African, 3 stems, 1 or more varieties

024 - Marigolds, French, 3 stems, 1 or more varieties

025 - Michaelmas daisy, 1 spray

026 - Michaelmas daisy, 3 sprays

027 - Michaelmas daisy, bowl, one or more varieties, exhibitor’s container

030 - Rose, hybrid tea, 1 stem

031 - Rose, floribunda, 1 spray

032 - Rose, miniature, 1 stem, exhibitor’s container

034 - Rose, shrub, 1 spray

035 - Rose, AOV

036 - Rose, 1 bloom floating in exhibitor’s  container

039 - Zinnia, small flowered, 3 stems, 1 or more varieties

040 - Zinnia, large flowered, 3 stems, 1 or more varieties

041 - AOV, other annuals, 3 stems

042 - AOV, other perennials, 3 stems

043 - Bowl of autumn flowers, AV, exhibitor’s container

044 - Basket of autumn flowers and foliage, to face one way, your container

Miscellaneous Foliage

045 - Non–woody, (e.g. Leycesteria Formosa, Hosta, artichoke, Phormium)  1-3 cuts, exhibitor’s container

046 - Woody, (e.g. Hydrangea, Dogwood, Euonymus) 1-3 cuts, exhibitors container

047 - African violet, single crown, 1 pot

Potted Plants

048 - Begonia, in a hanging basket or pot, 1 or more plants

049 - Flowering house plant, in bloom, other than an African violet, 1 pot

050 - Foliage house plant, no blooms, 1 pot

051 - Fuchsia, upright, 1 plant, 1 pot

 052 - Fuchsia, 1-3 plants, hanging basket/pot

 053 - Geranium (pelargonium) 1 container, 1-5 plants

054 - AOV plant or mixture, not hanging

055 - Succulent AV, 1 variety

056 - Succulent AV, more than 1 variety

 

 Section 2 - VEGETABLES

  • Specimens in a class requiring more than one should be as uniform as possible in colour, shape and size.
  • Tomatoes should have half inch stems.
  • Potatoes should be cleaned not washed. 
  • Lettuce should have roots in water using exhibitor’s low bowl or plastic bag, outside leaves removed and heads washed.
  • Carrots should have tops removed to one inch from crown.
  • Cabbage—do not remove outer leaves.
  • Beets should have tops removed to one half inch above crown.
  • Onions should have roots trimmed to half inch and loose skin removed, tops folded down and tied
  • ALWAYS SHOW NAMES OF VARIETIES IF POSSIBLE

 

Vegetables

075 - Beans, bush, green, 4 pods

076 - Beans, bush, yellow, 4 pods

077 - Beans, scarlet runner, 4 pods

078 - Beans, any other climber or colour,  4

079 - Just for Fun, Longest Bean

080 - Beets, round, 3

081 - Beets, long, 3

082 - Broccoli, green sprouting, 2 heads

083 - Brussel sprouts, 4

084 - Kale, 1 head

085 - Cabbage, green, 1

086 - Cabbage, Savoy, 1

087 - Cabbage, red, 1

088 - Carrots, AV, under 5”, 3

089 - Carrots, AV, over 5”, 3

090 - Just for Fun—Hairy Carrot

091 - Cauliflower, AV, 1 head

092 - Chard, Swiss, 1 head

093 - Chard, crimson, 1 head

094 - Corn, 3

095 - Cucumber, slicing, outdoor grown, 2

096 - Cucumber, long English, 2

097 - Cucumber, pickling, 4

098 - Just for Fun—Curviest Cucumber

099 - Leeks, 1/4” root on, 2

100 - Lettuce, leaf, 1

101 - Lettuce, head, 1

103 - Onions, AV, 3

104 - Parsnips, 2” TOP, 2

105 - Peppers, green, 2

106 - Peppers, red, 2

107 - Peppers, yellow, 2

108 - Potatoes, red, 3

109 - Potatoes, white, 3

110 - Potatoes, russet, 3

111 - Just for Fun—Largest Potato

112 - Just for Fun—Mr or Ms Potato Head

113 - Tomatoes, cherry type, red, 3

114 - Tomatoes, cherry type, green, 3

115 - Tomatoes, cherry type, yellow, 3

116 - Tomatoes, under 2”, red, 3

117 - Tomatoes, over 2”, red, 3

118 - Tomatoes, under 2”, green, 3

119 - Tomatoes, over 2”, green, 3

121 - Pumpkin, over 7”, 1

122 - Pumpkin, pie variety, under 7”, 2

123 - Squash, Golden Hubbard, 1

124 - Just for fun, Biggest Pumpkin

125 - Squash, Acorn or Table Queen, 1

126 - Squash, Buttercup, 1

127 - Squash, Zucchini, AV, under 10”, 2

128 - Squash, Spaghetti, 1

139 - Squash, AOV, 1

130 - Biggest squash, 1

 

Section 3 - FRUITS

  • Berries are shown with stems attached.
  • The correct number must be present
  • Apples, crabapples and pears should have stems attached and be wiped.
  • Plums and grapes are shown with stems attached and are not wiped.
  • AV and AOV varieties should be names, if possible.
  • All fruits in a class should be approximately the same size and colour and free from blemishes such as insect damage or fungus disease.

 

150 - Apples, AV, 3

151 - Crabapples, AV, 3

152 - Pears, AV, 3

153 - Plums, AV, 3

154 - Grapes, Dark, 1 bunch, 1 variety, named

155 - Grapes, Light, 1 bunch, 1 variety, named

156 - Blackberries, 8

157 - Berry, AOV, 8, named

158 - Any Other Fruit, named, 1 plate

159 - Collection of Fruit, 4 kinds, 1 of each