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Amateur vegetables: variety descriptions

Variety description forms for applications to add amateur vegetables to the national list.

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Asparagus

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Aubergine

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Beetroot

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Broad bean

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Broccoli

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Brussels sprout

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Carrot

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Cauliflower

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Celeriac

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Celery

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Chard

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Chinese cabbage

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Chives

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Cucumber / gherkin

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Curly kale

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Endive

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French bean

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Gourd

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Kohlrabi

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Leek

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Lettuce

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Marrow

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Melon

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Onion

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Parsley

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Pea

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Pepper

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Pumpkin

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Radish and black radish

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Red cabbage

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Runner bean

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Savoy cabbage

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Shallot

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Spinach

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Sweetcorn

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Tomato

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Turnip

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Welsh onion

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White cabbage

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Details

You need to complete the appropriate variety description in your application to add an amateur vegetable to the national list.

Variety description

If you can’t describe your variety, contact the Science and Advice for Scottish Agriculture (SASA) for advice.

Include information on when the variety was removed from the national list if it was previously listed. If you’re unsure, please ask the Animal and Plant Health Agency who’ll check as part of the application process

Send seed samples

You must send a representative sample of the seed to SASA. Seal your seed submission securely and if possible put it in a foil pack. Include this information on the seed submission label:

  • the words ‘amateur vegetable variety’
  • crop name
  • variety name (including ‘F1 hybrid’ or ‘hybrid’ if relevant)
  • seed treatment

Number of seeds you need to send:

Vegetable species Number of seeds
Asparagus 200
Beetroot (Cheltenham Beet) and Spinach Beet/Chard 300
Black radish 200
Broad bean 300
Broccoli 200
Brussels sprout 200
Cabbage (red, white, savoy) 200
Carrot 600
Cauliflower 200
Celery and celeriac 200
Chinese cabbage 200
Cucumber (field) and gherkin 50
Cucumber (glass) and gherkin 50
Curly Kale 200
Endive 100
French bean (climbing) 100
French bean (dwarf) 300
Gourd 50
Kohlrabi 200
Leek 400
Lettuce 200
Marrow 50
Melon 50
Onion 400
Parsley 200
Pea (wrinkled, round, sugar) 200
Radish salad 400
Runner bean 200
Shallot 500
Spinach 200
Sweet corn/Pop corn 200
Tomato 50
Turnip 200

Send your seeds to:

Science and Advice for Scottish Agriculture
Room C19, Herbage and Vegetable Crops
Roddinglaw Road
Edinbugh
EH12 9FJ

You can get further information on adding a new plant variety to the national listing of agricultural and vegetable crops.

Published 15 June 2015
Last updated 9 May 2016 + show all updates
  1. Added seed submission information.
  2. First published.