Potatoes

Potatoes

 

What to look for

  • Firm
  • Uniform size and color
  • Medium size around 6-10 ounces

What you don’t want

  • Deep eyes or growth cracks
  • Green color
  • Knobby
  • Mechanical or insect injury

How to prepare potatoes

  • Do Not wash
  • Dig from dry soil
  • Use soft cloth/brush to remove soil

Suggested exhibit quantity

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

Sweet Potatoes

 

What to look for

  • Smooth
  • Brightly colored
  • 2 to 4 inches in diameter

What you don't want

  • Rough, bruised, or off color
  • Poor shape
  • Insect or mechanical injury

How to prepare

  • Dig 7-10 days before exhibit
  • Do Not wash
  • Use soft cloth/brush to remove soil

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 potatoes

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