Rainford Show

A dahlia, Rainford Show, 2011.

Horticulture Classes

Fruit and Vegetables

Open to all – 20p per entry
National Vegetable Society rules apply
Judge: Kevin Knowles F.N.V.S.

National Vegetable Society's SILVER MEDAL for the best exhibit in Classes 2 – 35
Special award for the best exhibit in Classes 1 – 89 from a junior exhibitor (age 16 or under on day of show)

Class   1st 2nd 3rd
1 THE RAINFORD SHOW TOP TRAY
Any four types of vegetables as detailed in classes 2 – 20 below.
To be contained within a tray not exceeding 478mm x 610mm (19" x 24"). Backrest is permitted
£5.00£3.00£1.50
2 STRING OF ONIONS - Suitable for hanging, maximum total hanging length 600mm (2ft) £3.00 £2.00 £1.00
3 CARROTS - three, tops trimmed to approx. 76mm (3") £3.00 £2.00 £1.00
4 LEEKS - Three, untrimmed £3.00 £2.00 £1.00
5ONIONS - Three, dressed £3.50 £2.50 £1.50
6 CAULIFLOWERS - Two, with approx. 76 mm (3") of stem £15.00 £5.00 £2.00
7 POTATOES - Four, other than white.£3.00 £2.00 £1.00
8 POTATOES - Four, white £3.00 £2.00 £1.00
9 BEETROOTS - Three, tops trimmed to 76 mm (3") £3.00 £2.00 £1.00
10 PARSNIPS - Two, tops trimmed to approx. 76mm (3") £3.00 £2.00 £1.00
11 SHALLOTS - Nine £3.00 £2.00 £1.00
12 A Plate of PEAS – Six pods £3.00 £2.00 £1.00
13 A Plate of FRENCH BEANS – Nine pods £3.00 £2.00 £1.00
14 RUNNER BEANS – Six pods £3.00 £2.00 £1.00
15 TOMATOES – Five with calyx £3.00 £2.00 £1.00
16 CHERRY TOMATOES – Nine with calyx £3.00 £2.00 £1.00
17 BEEFSTEAK TOMATOES Three with calyx£3.00£2.00£1.00
18 CUCUMBER – One, with flower attached £3.00 £2.00 £1.00
19 A PLATE OF COURGETTES – Three £3.00 £2.00 £1.00
20 CABBAGES – Two, conical or round£3.00 £2.00 £1.00
21 A PAIR OF MARROWS – optimum 400mm (16") length £3.00 £2.00 £1.00
22 CHILLI PEPPERS - Nine£3.00 £2.00 £1.00
23 ANY OTHER VEGETABLE (Not listed in Classes 2 – 22) – one specimen £3.00 £2.00 £1.00
24 APPLES, Eating, Three£3.00 £2.00 £1.00
25 APPLES, Cooking, Three £3.00 £2.00 £1.00
26 ANY OTHER FRUIT (not listed in classes 24 25) £3.00 £2.00 £1.00
27 HERBS – Four vases, four kinds, one kind per vase £3.00 £2.00 £1.00
28 BASKET OF VEGETABLES FOR THE KITCHEN £2.50 £1.50 £1.00
29 BIZARRE SHAPED VEGETABLE £3.00 £2.00 £1.00
30 HEAVIEST PUMPKIN/MARROW –Junior class – age limit 16 or under on day of show£3.00 £2.00 £1.00
Rainford Residents and/or Rainford Horticultural Society Members
Class   1st 2nd 3rd
31 POTATOES – Three, any variety £3.00 £2.00 £1.00
32 BEETROOTS – Three, tops trimmed to approx. 76mm. £3.00 £2.00 £1.00
33 TOMATOES – Five with calyx £3.00 £2.00 £1.00
34 ONIONS – Four, not to exceed 250g each £3.00 £2.00 £1.00
35 STUMP ROOTED CARROTS – Three, tops trimmed to approx. 76mm. £3.00 £2.00 £1.00
36 ANY OTHER VEGETABLE (Not listed in Classes 30 – 34) –One specimen £3.00 £2.00 £1.00

Flowers and Plants

Open to all – 20p per entry
Judges: Mr Sayle - Royal National Rose Society

RNRS Bronze Medal for the best bloom in Classes 50 – 54 and 85 – 86

Class   1st 2nd 3rd
50 BASKET OF ROSES minimum of Five stems, any variety or varieties £3.00 £2.00 £1.00
51 LARGE FLOWERED ROSES – One vase of Three, any variety or varieties £3.00 £2.00 £1.00
52 LARGE FLOWERED ROSES – Three stage blooms; one bud, one bloom, one full bloom; one variety £3.00 £2.00 £1.00
53 A SINGLE ROSE £3.00 £2.00 £1.00
54 CLUSTER FLOWERED ROSES – Three stems £3.00 £2.00 £1.00
55 FUCHSIA – max. pot size 185 mm (7") £3.00 £2.00 £1.00
56 PELARGONIUM – max. pot size 185mm (7") £3.00 £2.00 £1.00
57 ORCHID – Max. pot size 185 mm (7") £3.00 £2.00 £1.00
58 POT PLANT – Foliage only. Max. pot size 185 mm (7") £3.00 £2.00 £1.00
59 POT PLANT – In flower. Not listed in classes 55 57. Max. pot size 185 mm (7") £3.00 £2.00 £1.00
60 PANSIES/VIOLAS – Four blooms displayed on a board (board will be supplied)£3.00 £2.00 £1.00
61 ANNUAL FLOWERS – One vase of six stems £3.00 £2.00 £1.00
62 PERENNIAL FLOWERS – One vase of six stems £3.00 £2.00 £1.00
63 ASTERS – One vase of six stems £3.00 £2.00 £1.00
64 SWEET PEAS – One vase of six stems £3.00 £2.00 £1.00
65 GLADIOLUS – One vase, one spike £3.00 £2.00 £1.00
66 SHOW GARDENER'S CLASS
· One POT PLANT Max. pot size 185mm (7")
· One PLATE OF VEGETABLES (as for classes 30 – 35)
· One VASE OF FLOWERS, five stems
£5.00 £3.00 £2.00
67 HANGING BASKET OF FUCHSIAS – Max. size 360 mm (14") £3.00 £2.00 £1.00
Rainford Residents and/or Rainford Horticultural Society Members
Class   1st 2nd 3rd
80 PLANT(S) GROWN IN AN UNUSUAL CONTAINER£3.00 £2.00 £1.00
81 POT PLANT – Foliage only, max. pot size 185 mm (7") £3.00 £2.00 £1.00
82 CACTUS/SUCCULENT – max. pot size 185 mm (7") £3.00 £2.00 £1.00
83 POT PLANT – In flower, max. pot size 185 mm (7") £3.00 £2.00 £1.00
84 GARDEN FLOWERS – One vase, six stems, excluding Chrysanthemums and Dahlias £3.00 £2.00 £1.00
85 CLUSTER FLOWERED ROSES – One stem £3.00 £2.00 £1.00
86 A SINGLE ROSE – for exhibitors who have not previously won a first prize in classes 50 – 54 £3.00 £2.00 £1.00
87 DAHLIAS – One vase, any number, any variety or varieties £3.00 £2.00 £1.00
88 CHRYSANTHEMUMS – One vase, any number, any variety or varieties£3.00 £2.00 £1.00
89 HANGING BASKET – max. size 360mm (14") £3.00 £2.00 £1.00

EXHIBITORS IN CLASSES 87 AND 88 MUST NOT BE EXHIBITORS IN CLASSES 100 – 120

Dahlias

Open to all.
National Dahlia Society rules apply
Judge: Mr S. Clensy

The NDS Silver medal for best exhibit in Classes 100 – 110 and 87
The NDS Bronze medal for second best exhibit

Class   1st 2nd 3rd
100 THREE VASES – Three blooms per vase, one variety per vase, any type Dahlia £5.00 £3.00 £1.00
101 GIANT OR LARGE DECORATIVE, CACTUS OR SEMI-CACTUS – One bloom £3.00 £2.00 £1.00
102 MEDIUM DECORATIVES – One vase of three blooms £3.00 £2.00 £1.00
103 MEDIUM CACTUS OR SEMI-CACTUS – One vase of three blooms £3.00 £2.00 £1.00
104 SMALL OR MINIATURE DECORATIVES – One vase of three blooms£3.00 £2.00 £1.00
105 SMALL OR MINIATURE CACTUS OR SEMI-CACTUS – One vase of three blooms £3.00 £2.00 £1.00
106 SMALL BALL – One vase of five blooms £3.00 £2.00 £1.00
107 MINIATURE BALL – One vase of five blooms £3.00 £2.00 £1.00
108 POM-PON – One vase of five blooms £3.00 £2.00 £1.00
109 WATER-LILY TYPE – One vase of three £3.00 £2.00 £1.00
110 BASKET OF DAHLIAS – any number, any variety or varieties or types £3.00 £2.00 £1.00

Chrysanthemums

National Chrysanthemum Society rules apply
Judge TBA

NCS Silver Medal for Best Exhibit in Classes 120 – 126 and 88
NCS Bronze Medal and Certificates of merit at the judge's discretion

Class   1st 2nd 3rd
120 THREE VASES, three blooms per vase, three distinct cultivars,
one cultivar per vase, any large or medium flowers
£5.00 £3.00 £1.50
121 ONE VASE, any five blooms£3.50 £2.50 £1.50
122 ONE VASE, three blooms, incurved£3.00 £2.00 £1.00
123 ONE VASE, three blooms, reflexed£3.00 £2.00 £1.00
124 ONE VASE, three blooms, intermediates£3.00 £2.00 £1.00
125 ONE VASE, three blooms, any cultivar£3.00 £2.00 £1.00
126 ONE VASE, three natural sprays £3.00 £2.00 £1.00

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