What to look for

  • Uniform in size and color
  • Ripe, firm, smooth fruit
  • Feels heavy for its size

What to avoid

  • Green or cracked shoulders
  • Insect/disease injury
  • Misshapen
  • Stems attached

How to prepare

  • Pick mature fruit
  • Remove the stems
  • Clean with a soft cloth

Suggested exhibit quantity

  • State Fair: Standard size: 3 specimens, Cherry, cocktail: 6 specimens
  • County Fair: Check your fair book


Watch the video and learn what a judge looks for when judging tomatoes.

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