What to look for

  • Smooth and straight
  • Uniform in size and color
  • True to variety

What you don’t want

  • Too large or small
  • Purple or green shoulders
  • Crooked or cracked roots
  • Insect or disease damage

How to prepare carrots

  • Trim the tops to 1 to 1 ½ inches
  • Brush or wash in cold water to remove dirt
  • Do Not scrub because the skin could break

Suggested exhibit quantity

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


Watch what a judge looks for when judging carrots

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