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The Vegetable Seed (Wales) Regulations 2005

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2.—(1) Subject to paragraph 3, the crop shall conform to the following standards as regards the minimum distances from neighbouring sources of pollen which may result in undesirable foreign pollination—

CropMinimum distance (metres)
12

(a)Beta vulgaris

(i)from any pollen source of the genus Beta other than those specified in (ii) and (iii) below—

1,000

(ii)from any pollen source of a variety of the same sub species belonging to a different group of varieties—

(aa)for the production of basic seed

1,000

(bb)for the production of CS seed

600

(iii)From any pollen source of a variety of the same sub species belonging to the same group of varieties—

(aa)for the production of basic seed

1,000

(bb)for the production of CS seed

600

(b)Brassica species—

(i)for the production of basic seed

1,000

(ii)for the production of CS seed

600

(c)cross fertilised species other than Beta and Brassica species—

(i)for the production of basic seed

500

(ii)for the production of CS seed

300

(2) For the purposes of this sub-paragraph the groups of varieties of the Beta species shall be those set out in the following table classified in groups according to their characteristics—

(a)Beetroot

GroupCharacteristic
1Transverse narrow elliptic or transverse elliptic shape of root longitudinal section and root flesh red or purple
2Circular or broad elliptic shape of root longitudinal section and root flesh white
3Circular or broad elliptic shape of root longitudinal section and root flesh yellow
4Circular or broad elliptic shape of root longitudinal section and root flesh red or purple
5Narrow oblong shape of root longitudinal section and root flesh red or purple
6Narrow obtriangular shape of root longitudinal section and root flesh red or purple

(b)Chard and spinach beet

GroupCharacteristic
1White petiole and pale green leaf blade, without anthocyanin coloration
2White petiole and medium or dark green leaf blade, without anthocyanin coloration
3Green petiole and medium or dark green leaf blade, without anthocyanin coloration
4Pink petiole and medium or dark green leaf blade
5Red petiole and leaf blade, with anthocyanin coloration

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