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Schedule of Classes


Section 1: Melville Cup – Best Collections of Vegetables


1. A collection of THREE kinds of vegetables chosen from the following:


  • THREE carrots with 75 mm (3 in) top foliage

  • SIX French beans with stalks attached

  • THREE onions

  • SIX peas with stalks attached

  • THREE potatoes

  • SIX runner beans with stalks attached

  • SIX tomatoes with stalks attached, any variety


Exhibit space not to exceed 90 cm x 90 cm (3 ft x 3 ft)


2. A collection of THREE distinct salad vegetables in groups of three to be chosen from the following:


  • Beetroot, cabbage, celeriac, celery, chicory, cucumber, endive, Florence fennel, kohl rabi, lettuce, onions, spring onions, potatoes, radishes, sweet peppers, tomatoes and turnips


Exhibit space not to exceed 60 cm x 75 cm (24 in x 30 in)


3.  A collection of THREE tied bunches of herbs in one container


Section 2: Cottenham Park Cup – Vegetables


4. TEN runner beans with stalks attached

5. TEN French (incl. dwarf) beans with stalks attached

6. TWO squashes, pumpkins or gourds

7. THREE beetroot with 75 mm (3 in) foliage

8. THREE carrots with 75 mm (3 in) foliage

9. TWO courgettes with stalks

10. TWO cucumbers with stalks

11. TWO marrows under 375 mm (15 in) long

12. FIVE onions – see Hints for Showing

13. FIVE white potatoes, one variety

14. FIVE coloured potatoes, one variety - see Hints for Showing

15. NINE shallots

16. THREE sweetcorn with ears

17. FIVE tomatoes with stalks

18. TEN small fruited or cherry tomatoes, with stalks not exceeding 35 mm (1.5 in)

19. TWO brassica (not mustard), one variety - see Hints for Showing

20. Any other vegetable not included above, maximum 5, minimum 2*


Please check that you have staged the correct number of items. See Rules for Exhibitors and the Hints for Showing.


*If you include spinach in your exhibit, pick at the last minute and arrange in a fan shape. Rhubarb must have 75 mm (3 in) leaf stalk and is classified as a vegetable.


Section 3: Richardson Cup – Fruit


21. FOUR eating apples with stalks

22. FOUR cooking apples with stalks

23. TEN blackberries with stalks

24. TEN raspberries with stalks

25. any other fruit with stalks


Please note, apples and pears do not have to be ripe.


Section 4: Fred Chapman Cup – Best Trug Display


26. A display of produce to include vegetables, fruit, herbs and flowers. Trug or basket to be approximately  50 cm (19 in) long.


Section 5: Jane Osborne Cup – Flowers


27. A vase of a single flower variety containing between FIVE and TEN stems. The exhibit must not contain foliage from plants other than those exhibited.


Section 6: Novelty Vegetables


28. Longest bean

29. Longest (other than bean)

30. Heaviest

31. Ugliest

32. Largest sunflower head (in any condition)


Section 7: John Gray Cup – Home Produce


Unless stated, use your own recipe


33. ONE jar of marmalade, made in the past 12 months

34. ONE jar of chutney, made in the past 12 months

35. ONE jar of soft fruit jam, made in the past 12 months

36. SIX brownies

37. SIX scones (plain, fruit or cheese)

38. Cake to include produce from your allotment or garden


39. Victoria sponge - using the following recipe and an 18 cm (7 in) cake tin:

170 g (6 oz) butter or margarine

170 g (6 oz) caster sugar

170 g (6 oz) self-raising flour

3 eggs

3 or 4 drops  vanilla essence

Jam for the filling


Section 8: Children


There will be two age groups: (1) 6 years and under; and (2) 7 years to 11 years.


40. Butterflies made from plant materials, vegetables, fruit etc.

41. FOUR decorated cup cakes


Section 9: Photography


42. A photograph no larger than A4 size on the theme of Plot holders at rest.


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