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Seed potatoes

EU certification ensures the quality of seed potatoes. EU countries can market only officially certified seed potatoes.

Seed must fulfil the criteria in Directive 2002/56/EC:

  • Health and quality standards e.g. the presence of blackleg and common scab ;
  • Seed identity;
  • Requirements for minimum size.

Marketing is with reference to the variety.

The Commission adopts measures related to the Directive together with national experts in the Standing Committee on Seeds & Propagating Material for Agriculture, Horticulture, Forestry & Vine.