What to look for

  • Firm heads
  • Uniform color
  • Tight bud stage
  • Tender and crisp

What you don’t want

  • Wilted
  • Flowers open or yellow
  • Leaves in head
  • Insect/disease damage

How to prepare broccoli

  • Remove all leaves below head
  • Rinse with cold water
  • Minimum diameter of head or sprouts: 3 inches
  • Minimum length of stalk and head: 5 inches

Suggested exhibit quantity

  • State Fair: Refer to premium book
  • County Fair: Check county fair book
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