Iowa 4-H Vegetable Project

*Make time and take time to check and meet the specifications in the fair book for your county*

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Harvesting Tips                      

Use a sharp knife (do not pull from plant)
Harvest vegetables as close as possible to exhibition date (there are exceptions ex. dry onions).
Use vegetables that are uniform in size, shape, color, maturity, and type.
Do not use vegetables that have blemishes or faults.
Handle produce gently as to not damage the vegetable.


Do not scrub your vegetables for exhibit.
Want to know what to do for a specific vegetable?
Click on the vegetable name above.


List both the Type and Cultivar on the label.

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