Squash

Summer Squash

 

What you want

  • Soft rind
  • Long-fruited: 4-8 in
  • Flat or scalloped: 3-5 in

What you don't want

  • Large/overmature
  • Scarred skin
  • Removed stem
  • Soft or wilted fruit

How to prepare

  • Leave 1-2 in of stem (cut with a sharp knife)
  • Use soft brush to clean
  • Do Not wash

 

Suggested exhibit quantity

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

 

 

Winter Squash

 

What you want

  • Hard rind with developed color
  • True to variety in size, shape, color

What you don't want

  • Immature fruit or light color
  • Stem removed or green & soft
  • Damage from insects

How to prepare

  • Leave 2 in of stem (cut with a sharp knife)
  • Wipe clean with a cloth

Suggested exhibit quantity

  • State Fair: 1 specimen
  • County Fair: check your fair book

Watch what a judge looks for when judging zucchini

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