Kirby Fong, California

small growers

March 25, 2009
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Categories: Judging, Show Prep and Exhibiting, Shows

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Thanks to Chriss for pointing out that the small growers sections is for exhibitors who grow no more than 50 different cultivars. Our show schedule does say 50, but I didn’t look at it before posting the Murphys Small Grower Award winner.
Several years ago I judged at a show where a newly accredited judge put an entry in the small growers section. I will not identify him/her. I pointed out to him/her that accredited judges were supposed to grow at least 100 cultivars and had to list them upon applying for accreditation. He/she explained to me that he/she grew exactly 100 cultivars which was the upper limit for small growers at that time. That’s why the number 100 sticks in my mind for the small growers section. Yes, the limit in now 50.
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