Online Dutch variety register has been modified

13 juli 2015

As from now on for each variety which has been notified in the Dutch variety register the status ‘a’ or ‘b’ will be mentioned. 

The mentioning is stated in the column ‘Variety status’. Below you can find the meaning of the variety status a or b. 


Fruit varieties
a: an official variety description is available.
b: a recognized variety description is available.

Vegetable varieties
a: the variety can be marketed as standard or certified seed.
b: the variety may only be marketed as standard seed.

Agricultural varieties
a: the variety can be marketed as certified seed.

Ornamental varieties
not applicable

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