Judges will be looking for straight fruits of uniform thickness.
|Cut the fruits off the parent late in the evening when they are fully charged with water.|
|A pointed cucumber is not ripe.|
|Cucumbers are usually shown in pairs between 30 to 37cm long.|
|Cut the fruit with a length of stem; it can be handled by the stem and the bloom will not get damaged.|
|The flower should be on the end, the fruit should be young, crisp and tender.|
|If your fruits are at their best a few days before the show, cut them off the vine and place them stem downwards in a bucket of water, change the water every day.|