Green fingered growers made a big impression at our Annual Produce Show, held on Saturdat 15 August at the Comrades Club.
Members’ entries came in all shapes and sizes with some giant entries among them. Included were a good crop of shallots and onions, along with runner beans, carrots and beetroot. The longest runner bean and carrot were both over a foot in length.
The most unusual vegetable was a Tromba d’Albenga – a type of squash originating from the city of Albenga on the Italian Riviera. It wieighed in at 5.01kgs and was 80.3cms in length.
This was the third Annual Show, organised by Peter Thompson and was well supported with entries of fruit and vegetables. The judge was Mick Corden from Andover.
Prize for Best in Show went to Sue Rice, for the second year running, with her “Trug” of vegetables.
Other results: Four matching potatoes – Louise Renny and Sharon Cross
Four matching onions – Peter Colebrook
Longest runner bean (30.1cm) – Alvyn Gosney
Most unusual veg. – (Tromba d’Albenga) – Louise Renny and Sharon Cross
Nine selected shallots – Louise Renny and Sharon Cross
Giant vegetable (Elephant garlic) – Peter Thompson
Longest carrot (32.9cm) – Peter Colebrook
Biggest beetroot – Peter Colebrook
Heaviest marrow – Alvyn Gosney
Floral arrangement – Liz and Albert Dutfield
Plate of soft fruit – Peter Thompson
Biggest tomato – James Dawson