For new and less experienced exhibitors.

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A Worcester Show Trophy will be awarded to the winner of Novice Vegetable & Fruit class section.

Class Description
Class 501A seasonal display of three different kinds of vegetable or salad veg
Class 502Any combination of fruits on a platter of your choice
Class 503Display of cut herbs in individual containers. Herbs should be labelled.

Section Rules

Please read section rules very carefully. Failure to comply may lead to disqualification.

  • All exhibits must be the property of, and cultivated by, the exhibitor.
  • Roots of non-root vegetables must be gently washed clean, and should be no more than 100mm (4”) long.
  • All root vegetables should be cleaned gently, with tops trimmed to no more than 75mm (3”)
  • Exhibitors must provide their own plates, baskets etc.
  • An exhibitor may enter up to two entries per class.
  • Name the variety of the exhibit; if the variety is unknown then the exhibit should be marked “unknown”.
  • Vegetables & Fruit should be displayed as described in Section 3 Vegetable & Fruit and will be judged as per the RHS Horticultural Show Handbook.
  • Entrants into Novice Vegetables and Fruit mustn’t have won any first prize in any class in Section 3 Vegetables and Fruit in any previous Worcester Show.
  • Any entrant who has won a total of three or more first prizes in the Novice Vegetables and Fruit Section in previous years will no longer be considered a novice and may no longer enter this section.


Judges will look for meritorious and defective features. The Worcester Show aims to encourage the competitive spirit amongst amateurs. Therefore the ‘professional’ judging using a points system will not be used but Judges can refer to ”The RHS Horticultural Show Handbook”.

Notes compiled by Bill Simpson, Worcester Flower Show, Fruit & Vegetable Judge.