Beets

What to look for

  • Smooth and firm
  • Uniform in color
  • 1 ½ -3 inches in diameter

What you don’t want

  • Misshapen
  • Rough or broken skin
  • Oversized
  • Insect/disease damage

How to prepare the beets

  • Trim tops to 1 ½ -2 inches
  • Leave up to 2 inches of tap root
  • To remove soil either brush or soak and gently wash in cold water

Suggested exhibit quantity

  • State Fair: 3 specimens
  • County Fair: check your fair book

 

Watch the video and learn what a judge looks for when judging beets.

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