Judging takes place on Tuesday ahead of the Show, and if the entries are high, it will give the panel of nearly 30 industry experts a full day of judging. The fruit is judged for internal condition and skin quality, uniformity of colour, size and evenness of shape. The fruit is also awarded points for being free from disease, pest, bruising and damage. Growers will all be looking for a perfect score of 100.
“The fruit display is the heart of our show, the amazing effort made by competitors is now matched by a new professional approach to displaying it. We have made some amendments to the schedule which has also probably helped to bring in more entries.”
This year the winning tray of apples will be sent to HM The Queen.