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Gordon Nicholson wrote:

John, would you knock it down as you stated "because it was not grown
properly" or would it be more a problem with not fitting into what we
consider "normal"?  I kind of thought that we are to judge on what is
considered normal for that particular variety, maybe I am all wrong on
that bit of info that I have picked up at judges training sessions.

The show bench judging is primarily "How well is the cv grown compared to it's normal presentation" plus how well the entrant presents it. Thus, for instance, a stalk that is undergrown or overgrown can be knocked down. One of my first entries was a fantastic stalk of City Lights. Taller than everything else in my garden. All the stalks in the clump were the same way. But, it was much taller than normal for the cv, and didn't get very far.

John | "There be dragons here"
| Annotation used by ancient cartographers
| to indicate the edge of the known world.

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