What to look for

  • Solid and good color (varies with cultivar)
  • Fresh and uniform “jacket” leaves

What you don’t want

  • Poor color and wilted
  • Excessively rough
  • Insect and disease damage

How to prepare the cauliflower

  • Removes some older leaves
  • Trim “jacket” leaves even with top of head
  • Cut stem to ¼ to ½ inch below bottom leaves

Suggested exhibit quantity

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