Autumn Show Schedule 2022

Sunday September 18t
Ditton Community Centre
New Barn Road
Ditton, Kent
ME20 6AH

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Class 1. ” Members Choice” 
Open only to Affiliated Societies and other organisations affiliated with the K.F.H.S. All exhibits must be either grown, or made, and contributed by not less than two members and must be entered in the name of the respective society. 

Choose and exhibit ANY FOUR from the following list. Each item or dish will receive a maximum of 10 points, with a further maximum of 10 points for presentation totalling 50 points overall.
The display must be presented within a green frame (provided), measuring 24in/60cm. x 30in/75cm. Minimal garnishing permitted.

a. A dish of five potatoes, any one cultivar.
b. A dish of vegetables, other than potatoes (See General Rule 12 for quantity). c. A dish of apples or pears (See General Rule 12 for quantity).
d. A dish of fruit, other than apples or pears.
e. A 1lb/454g. jar of preserve which may include jam, honey, marmalade or chutney, or a ½lb/227g. jar of any curd or jelly.
f. A mounted, painting or drawing illustrating a horticultural or wildlife subject or scene.
g. A baked exhibit.
h. An exhibit of handicraft.
i. A potted plant, flowering, fruiting or grown for foliage.
j. A KFHS show vase of flowers, one cultivar, any number of stems.


Class 2. Onion Championship

Three dishes chosen from the following, one of which must be shallots.

a. Three onions exceeding 1kg. from set or seed.
b. Three onions exceeding 250g. but not more than 1kg. from set or seed.
c. Three onions up to and including 250g. from set or seed.
d. Six shallots, exhibition.
e. Six shallots, pickling – must not exceed 30mm diameter.

Class 3. Potato Championship

A collection of two dishes of potatoes, one white cultivar, one coloured cultivar, five tubers of each.

Class 4. The Federation Tray

A collection of three kinds of vegetables, three of each kind except for beans, peas, shallots and small tomatoes which must be six, displayed within a green frame (provided) internal measurement 24in/60cm. x 24in/60cm. Garnishing and rings may be used.

Class 5. Tap Root Challenge

Three specimen roots, different kinds, selected from the following:
Carrot, long – Carrot, stump rooted – Parsnip – Beetroot, long.


Class 6. “Eight Kinds of Vegetables” One specimen of each, displayed within a green Frame (provided) with internal measurements 18in/45cm. x 24in/60cm.
Large onions and small onions allowed, [under 250g]. Long and stump rooted carrots allowed.
Maximum points 10 per item. 

Class 7. “Sunday Lunch for Two” A collection of five kinds of vegetables, one of which must be potatoes, together with a tied bunch of culinary herbs. To be displayed in a basket (provided).

8.   One dish of potatoes – coloured or part-coloured, five tubers.
9.   One dish of potatoes – white, five tubers.
10. Two heads of celery.
11. Leeks – blanched or intermediate, three.
12. Parsnips, three.
13. Carrots, long, three.
14. Carrots, stump rooted, three.
15. Onions exceeding 1kg, from set or seed, five.
16. Onions exceeding 250g. but not more than 1kg, from set or seed, five.
17. Onions up to and including 250g. from set or seed, five.
18. Heaviest onion, suitable for table.
19. Shallots, exhibition, ten.
20. Shallots, pickling, ten – must not exceed 30mm. diameter.
21. Beetroot, globe, three – approx. 60mm to 75mm diameter.
22. Tomatoes, medium – fruited, approx. 60mm. in diameter, five.
23. Tomatoes, small – fruited, cherry type, must not exceed 35mm diameter, nine.
24. Tomatoes, plum type, five.
25. Runner beans, nine.
26. Courgettes, three.
27. Any other vegetable – one kind (see Rule 12 for number to be staged). 

Exhibitors please note: Display boards, plates and baskets etc. are provided for all classes 


Class 28. A collection of 15 apples, 3 cultivars, five of each or 10 apples, 2 cultivars, five of each and five pears, any one cultivar. To be arranged within a frame 18in/45cm. x 18in/45cm. (provided). 

29. One dish of apples, any culinary cultivar, five fruits.
30. One dish of apples, any dessert cultivar, five fruits.
31. One dish of pears, Conference type, five fruits.
32. One dish of pears, any other dessert cultivar, five fruits.
33. One dish any other kind of fruit, one cultivar, and quantity to be staged in accordance with R.H.S listings. 


Class 34 Three vases, three distinct cultivars, three distinct classifications, each vase to contain one distinct cultivar/variety, three blooms per vase (unless pompons or miniatures then five blooms in a vase are required). 

35. Three blooms, medium decorative, one or more cultivars.
36. Three blooms, small decorative, one or more cultivars.
37. Three blooms, miniature decorative, one or more cultivars.
38. Three blooms, water lily, one or more cultivars.
39. Three blooms, medium cactus OR semi-cactus, one or more cultivars.
40. Three blooms, miniature or small cactus and/or semi-cactus, one or more cultivars.
41. Three blooms, small or miniature ball, one or more cultivars 

Class 42. “The Barry Ridsdale Challenge”
Six blooms, pompon, one or more cultivars. 

Class 43.
A bowl of dahlias (use own bowl), maximum 9in/23cm. in diameter to display a maximum of 12 blooms, to be staged for frontal effect, any foliage may be used. To be judged 50% for quality and 50% for effect. Oversize rule for blooms does not apply. 

44. Three blooms, collarette, one or more cultivars.
45. Three specimen blooms each of a different cultivar.
46. “Traveller’s Choice
A MINIMUM of 5 blooms and a MAXIMUM of 8 blooms, any cultivars (dahlias and/or chrysanthemums) mixed allowed. Entries accepted on show day.
47. One specimen bloom, any cultivar, up to and including medium.
48. One specimen bloom, any cultivar, large or giant. 


Class 49.
Three vases, large and/or medium-flowered, three distinct cultivars, three blooms of one cultivar in each vase. 

50. Three blooms, reflexed, any cultivar or cultivars.
51. Three blooms, incurved, any cultivar or cultivars.
52. Three blooms, intermediate, any cultivar or cultivars.
53. One specimen bloom, large-flowered.
54. One specimen bloom, medium-flowered.
55. Three stems, spray, one or more cultivars.
56. Three blooms medium-flowered, any cultivar or cultivars.
57. Specimen stem spray chrysanthemum, any cultivar. 


58. A vase of any cut flower, one cultivar, not scheduled, three or more stems.
59. One specimen rose, large-flowered.
60. Three stems roses, cluster-flowered.
61. Three stems roses, large-flowered.
62. One vase, mixed foliage and/or grasses (to be judged on quality and variety not arrangement).
63. One vase, seven stems, zinnias.
64. One vase, seven stems, annuals, other than zinnias.
65. Three cut stems of fuchsia, mixed allowed.
66. One vase of mixed flowers.
67. One vase of berries and/or fruits, minimum of three different types.
68. One pot plant, flowering – maximum pot size 6in/15cm.
69. One pot plant, flowering – maximum pot size 10in/25cm.
70. One pot plant, foliage – maximum pot size 10in/25cm. 


71. A decorated Carrot cake – size approx. 7in/18cm. dia.
72. A French apple tart –  size approx. 7in/18cm. dia.
73. Five muffins – flavour of your choice. 
74. Five Viennese fingers.
75. Five coconut madeleines. 

White lids and labels. Cellophane tops for curds. 

Class 76. “Take Three Jars” 
Display any three jars from the following: ½lb/227g. jar of any curd. ½lb/227g. jar of any jelly. 1lb/454g. jar of any other preserve. Example: One jam, two curds – one marmalade, one chutney, one jelly. The choices are yours.


Class 77. A needlework exhibit – space allowed 15in/38cm. x 15in/38cm.

Class 78. “Farewell to Summer”
An informal exhibit using any garden grown plant material, which may include flowers, fruit and/or vegetables. Height unrestricted. Exhibitor may use their own container.               Space allowed 15in/38cm / 15in/38cm.

The Kent County Garden Produce Committee Challenge CupInter-Society Challenge  –  Kent Dahlia Society.
The Federation Onion Trophy – Mr Chris Spree, Stockbury
The Barry Ridsdale Potato Memorial Print – Mr Chris Spree, Stockbury
The Lewisham Challenge Cup – Mr Roger Simmons, Maidstone
The Garrad Challenge Cup – Not Awarded
The Rochester Cup – Mr.Peter Ellis, Bekersbourne
The Bugge`s Challenge Cup – Not Awarded
The Viscountess Massereene & Ferrard Challenge Trophy – Mr Raymond Duffy, Catford
The K.F.H.S. Dahlia Trophy – Mr Raymond Duffy, Catford
The Harmsworth Cup – Mr.Doug Drury, Pembury
The Tiarks Cup – Mr Doug Drury, Pembury
The Evelyn Ogg Cup – Mrs Dianne Spree, Stockbury
The Mrs C. P. Black – Mr Richard Dorey – Aylesford
The K.F.H.S. Autumn Show Trophy – Mr Raymond Duffy, Catford

Class 6 – Eight Kinds of Vegetables – Mr Roger Simmons, Maidstone
Class7 – Sunday Lunch for Two – Mr Chris Spree, Stockbury
Class 28 – Best Collection of Fruit – Mr Peter Ellis – Beckersbourne
Class 42 – The Barry Ridsdale Challenge (Dahlia Pompons) – Mr Derek Parks, Pembury 
Class 76 – Best exhibit Home Economics – Sheila Smith, Eastry
Class 77 – Best exhibit Craft, Needlework – Mrs Carole Passey, Tonbridge 
Class 78 – Best exhibit Craft, Farewell to Summer – Mrs Sheila Smith, Eastry 

Our exhibitors did us proud once again, although there were not as many this year, but the show entries were much higher than usual. Flowers in general were less than other years which was blamed on the exceptionally hot and dry summer, but the vegetable classes were outstanding, with all classes having more entries than ever. The judges had quite a task on making their final decisions. Home economics were not as well supported neither the craft classes which was unusual as the weather plays no part.
The Federation made a fitting tribute with a framed photograph of Queen Elizabeth II and floral tribute displayed beside the Cups and Trophies.
Our thanks to Patron Lady Kingsdown who visited the show and presented the winners with their awards. 

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