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Seeds and dried fruiting structures only of any horticultural crop (vegetable, flower plants and trees) which is suited or adapted for Minnesota are allowed in all classes.

Forest, tree, or shrub plant parts are allowed in classes 9-16 and 27-30 only.

WHITE seeds and fruiting structures

  • White quinoa
  • Barley
  • Oatmeal (ground, cracked or rolled seeds cannot exceed 20% of the work's area)
  • Cream of Wheat (ground, cracked or rolled seeds cannot exceed 20% of the work's area)
  • Grits (ground, cracked or rolled seeds cannot exceed 20% of the work's area)
  • Navy beans
  • Great Northern beans
  • Popped popcorn
  • White lupin
  • Pumpkin seeds
  • White lentils
  • White lupin
  • Lima beans
  • White onion skins

    WHITE tree/shrub parts

  • Back side of white poplar leaves
  • Birchbark (please don't strip from tree - usually plenty on the ground)
  • Milkweed hair
  • Cottonwood tree seed fluff

    GOLD seeds and fruiting structures

  • Bell pepper seeds
  • Eggplant seeds
  • Golden flax
  • White & red clovers (you'd have to sort)
  • Yellow mustard seeds
  • Yellow onion skins
  • Yellow poppyseeds

    YELLOW seeds and fruiting structures

  • Corn
  • Millet
  • Peeled and split mung beans
  • Un-popped yellow popcorn
  • White & red clovers (you'd have to sort)
  • Yellow cornmeal (ground, cracked or rolled seeds cannot exceed 20% of the work's area)
  • Yellow mustard seeds
  • Yellow split peas

    YELLOW tree/shrub parts

  • Some fall leaves (pressed and dried when at color height)

    TAN seeds and fruiting structures

  • Amaranth
  • Parsnip seeds
  • Soybeans
  • Stiff goldenrod
  • Wheat
  • Timothy grass
  • Cantaloupe seeds
  • Cucumber seeds
  • Emmer wheat
  • Farro
  • Oat groats
  • Un-popped popcorn (creamy white)
  • Brome grass
  • Corn silk and dried corn husks
  • Sunflower seeds
  • Pinto Beans
  • Hulled spelt berries
  • Wheatberry

    TAN tree/shrub parts

  • Dried maple seeds
  • Some dried leaves

    GREEN seeds and fruiting structures

  • Pumpkin seeds
  • Dill
  • Okra
  • Jade green beans
  • Mung beans
  • Green millet
  • Green lentils
  • Green split peas (these tend to fade fast)
  • Mayocoba beans (greenish-yellow)

    GREEN tree/shrub parts

    Green leaves (pressed and dried)

    BROWN seeds and fruiting structures

  • Brown mustard seeds
  • Watermelon (some are black and some are brown)
  • White Dutch clover
  • Crown vetch (allowed in 2024, but not after that)
  • Wild rice (can be both brown and blackish)
  • Brown flax
  • Brown lentil

    BROWN tree/shrub parts

  • Bark from many trees
  • Sticks
  • Some leaves (pressed and dried)
  • Pine needles

    BLACK seeds and fruiting structures

  • Basil
  • Watermelon (some are black and some are brown)
  • Black lentils
  • Black quinoa
  • Celosia
  • Dianthus
  • Asparagus seeds
  • Canola
  • Hairy vetch
  • Black beans
  • Onion Seeds
  • Wild rice (can be both brown and blackish)
  • Brocolli

    RED seeds and fruiting structures

  • Red quinoa
  • Radish seeds
  • Adzuki beans
  • Red beans
  • Red millet (orangish-red)
  • Red rainbow corn
  • Kidney beans
  • White & red clovers (you'd have to sort)

    RED tree/shrub parts

  • Many fall leaves (pressed and dried when at color height)

    ORANGE seeds and fruiting structures

  • Red lentils (which are orange, not red!)
  • Red millet (orangish-red)

    ORANGE tree/shrub parts

  • Many fall leaves (pressed and dried when at color height)

    BLUE seeds and fruiting structures

  • Poppyseeds (pick out the bluer ones)
  • Blue popcorn
  • Blue mini/gem/rainbow corn

    GRAY seeds and fruiting structures

  • Poppyseeds (pick out the gray ones)
  • French lentils
  • Unpeeled sunflower seeds

    GRAY tree/shrub parts

  • Some bark and sticks

    PINK seeds and fruiting structures

  • Pink Pearl Popcorn
  • Amaranth love-lies-bleeding

    PINK tree/shrub parts

  • Some fall leaves (including Boston Ivy and some maple leaves)

    PURPLE seeds and fruiting structures

  • Parching Lavender Mandan Corn
  • Purple onion skins
  • Crown vetch (some tan, brown or purple-ish)

    MULTI-COLOR seeds and fruiting structures

  • Cattle beans (reddish brown and white)




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