What to look for

  •  Uniform in color and size 
  •  Straight   
  •  Small seeds   
  •  True to variety

What you don’t want

  • Cracked pods
  • Insect/disease injury
  • Overgrown/large seeds

How to prepare the beans

Leave ¼- ½ inch of stem on pod
Brush lightly with a dry cloth to remove any dirt

Suggested exhibit quantity

State Fair: 6 pods
County Fair: check your fair book

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