Botanical descriptions of varieties

As part of the procedure of testing varieties for distinctness, uniformity and stability, botanical descriptions are compiled. These are used by crop inspectors to identify varieties.

Summary description sheets (also known as the coloured sheets) of the most widely grown varieties are made available to licensed crop inspectors each season and are updated every March. The descriptions sheets can be downloaded here:

Altenatively download the individual variety descriptions for each crop type:

If a description, other than any found above, is needed for inspecting a seed crop in England and Wales contact Claire Carpenter