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Horticulture

This year we hope to once again have the National Allotment Association in the horticulture section of the Halifax Agriculture show. There will be people on the stand to help answer your questions about setting up an allotment, how to run one and give tips and advice on how to grow fruit and vegetables. At the end of the day you will be able to buy some of the amazing fruit and vegetables that have been in the exhibition tent. We hope you have a wonderful day at the show and we thank you for supporting the us each year.

Horticulture Show Classes

Anyone can exhibit their very best vegetables, flowers, fruit & plants they have grown. Floral art & flower shops may choose their own design theme. This is your chance to show the local community the “WOW FACTOR” in “Growing & Showing.”

 2021 classes will be confirmed in May, but in previous years classes have been as follows:

Vegetable Classes

Entry fee: 25p per class.
1st prize – £5, 2nd Prize – £3, 3rd – Prize £2.

Class: LUCAS CUP AWARDED BEST VEGETABLE EXHIBIT

  1. Any other vegetable not scheduled
  2. Potatoes, White: 1 dish of 4 Potatoes Coloured
  3. Carrots: 1 dish of 3 tops trimmed to approx. 3″
  4. Beetroot, Globe: 1 dish of 3, tops trimmed to approx. 3″
  5. Cauliflower: 1 dish of 1 with roots attached
  6. Cabbage, Green: 1 dish of 1, with guard leaves attached and 2” stalk.
  7. Cabbage to cut, any colour with 2” stalk
  8. Lettuce: 1 dish of 1 as grown, with roots washed, (put into a vase of water.)
  9. Tomatoes, medium: 1 dish of 4
  10. A Truss of Tomatoes (ripening accepted)
  11. Peas, 3.5” and under: 1 dish of 6 pods
  12. Peas, over 3.5”: 1 dish of 6 pods
  13. Broad Beans: 1 dish of 6 pods
  14. Beans, Dwarf French (kidney): 1 dish of 6 pods
  15. Beans, Runner: 1 dish of 6 pods
  16. Turnips with tops and root: dish of 2
  17. Parsnips with tops and root: dish of 3
  18. Onions: 3 green tops un-dressed as grown
  19. 3 dressed onions
  20. Cucumber: 1 dish of 1
  21. Lunchbox cucumber: 1 dish of 2 (less than 8”)
  22. Butternut squash: 1 dish of 1
  23. 0ne cob of sweetcorn opened
  24. Herbs: 1 vase of 4 kinds

Fruit Classes

Entry fee: 25p per class.
1st prize – £5, 2nd Prize – £3, 3rd – Prize £2.

25.Rhubarb: 1 dish of two stalks with tops trimmed to 2” approx. (tied)
26. Gooseberries: 1 dish of 12
27. Blackcurrants 1 bunch with calyx (stalk)
28. Red or White Currants 1 bunch with calyx (stalk)
29. Raspberries 1 dish of 12 with calyx (stalk)
30. Blueberries 1 bunch with calyx (stalk)

31: The Andrew Collins Certificate awarded to the best basket of 6 kinds of vegetables; to be judged for quality and display. (Any amount within the 6 variety)

32: Calderdale Leisure Gardeners Federation sponsors a Horizontal Tray of Vegetables, from an allotment. More than 6 kinds, garnishing allowed. Max size 24”x36” backboards not allowed. Rod Mellor Trophy Awarded Best Horizontal Tray of Vegetables.

 

Flower Classes

Entry fee: 25p per class.
1st prize – £5, 2nd Prize – £3, 3rd – Prize £2.

33. 1 vase of 3 Decorative Dahlias (small)
34. 1 vase of 3 Decorative Dahlias (medium or large)
35. 1 vase of 3 Pompom Dahlias
36. 1 vase of 3 Cactus Dahlias small
37. 1 vase of 3 Cactus Dahlias (medium or large)
38. 1 vase of 3 Garden Dahlias (any variety)
39. 1 vase of 1 spike of Gladioli
40. 1 vase of 3 spikes of Gladioli
41. 1 vase of Calendula, 3 blooms
42. 1 vase of 5 stems of Dianthus (Pinks)
43. 1 specimen Hybrid Tea Rose-own foliage
44. 1 vase of 1 stems of Floribunda Roses (spray)
45. 1 vase of 5 spikes of Sweet Peas
46. 1 vase of mixed Perennial flowers (*Sponsor: Gardenius Nurseries)
47. 1 vase of mixed Annuals*
48. 1 bloom any Sunflower
49. 1 vase of 3 stems of any flower (not scheduled)
50. 1 bowl of French Marigolds up to 9” diameter 6” height
51. One vase of African Marigolds 5 stem.

 

Plant Section

52. Specimen Fuchsia*
53. Specimen Begonia Plant*
54. Specimen flower plant (excluding Fuchsia & Begonias) *
55. Specimen one orchid plant
56. Specimen Foliage Plant*
57. Succulent or Cactus plant display (group)
58. 1 Succulent or Cactus plant medium to large

Best Flower in show: The National Gardeners Guild Certificate