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The Vegetable Seed (Wales) Regulations 2005

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Regulations 2(1), 8(8) to (12), (13(b)), (15(c)) and (18)(a), 10(3) and (4)(a) and (b), 11(6) to (13) and (15)(a), 13(4) and (5)(d) to (f), 14(1)(b) and (c)(i) and (ii) and paragraphs 2(3)(a), 5(3)(a), 9(3)(a), 12(3)(a), 14(3)(a), 17(3)(a), 21(3)(a), 24(3)(a) and 27(2)(a) and (b) and (3)(a) and (b) of Schedule 1

SCHEDULE 4CONDITIONS TO BE SATISFIED BY THE SEED

PART IConditions to be examined mainly by field inspections

1.  The seed shall have sufficient varietal identity and varietal purity.

2.  In the case of seed of turnips the minimum varietal purity shall be—

(a)99.7% in the case of basic seed, and

(b)98% in the case of CS seed.

PART IIConditions to be examined by seed testing

3.  The seed shall conform to the following standards or other conditions as regards analytical purity and the content of seeds of other plant species—

Column 1Column 2Column 3
SpeciesMinimum analytical purity (percentage by weight)Maximum content of seeds of other plant species (percentage by weight)

(a)asparagus

960.5

(b)beans of the following species—

(i)broad bean

980.1

(ii)French bean

980.1

(iii)runner bean

980.1

(c)beetroot

970.5

(d)Brussels sprouts

971.0

(e)red, Savoy and white cabbage

971.0

(f)carrot

951.0

(g)cauliflower

971.0

(h)celery

971.0

(i)chard and spinach beet

970.5

(j)Chinese cabbage

971.0

(k)cucumber and gherkin

980.1

(l)curly kale

971.0

(m)endive

951.0

(n)gourd

980.1

(o)kohlrabi

971.0

(p)large-leaved chicory and Witloof chicory

951.5

(q)leek

970.5

(r)lettuce

950.5

(s)marrow

980.1

(t)melon

980.1

(u)onion

970.5

(v)parsley

971.0

(w)pea

980.1

(x)radish

971.0

(y)spinach

971.0

(z)sprouting broccoli

971.0

(aa)tomato

970.5

(bb)turnip

971.0

4.—(1) It shall be determined, by way of a germination test, whether the seed attains the applicable percentage of germination set out in column 2 of the table below—

Column 1Column 2
SpeciesMinimum germination (percentage clusters or pure seed)

(a)asparagus

70

(b)beans of the following species—

(i)broad bean

80

(ii)French bean

75

(iii)runner bean

80

(c)beetroot

(i)all except the Cheltenham variety

70

(ii)the Cheltenham variety

50

(d)Brussels sprouts

75

(e)red, Savoy and white cabbage

75

(f)carrot

65

(g)cauliflower

70

(h)celery

70

(i)chard and spinach beet

70

(j)Chinese cabbage

75

(k)cucumber and gherkin

80

(l)curly kale

75

(m)endive

65

(n)gourd

80

(o)kohlrabi

75

(p)large-leaved chicory and Witloof chicory

65

(q)leek

65

(r)lettuce

75

(s)marrow

75

(t)melon

75

(u)onion

70

(v)parsley

65

(w)pea

80

(x)radish

70

(y)spinach

75

(z)sprouting broccoli

75

(aa)tomato

75

(bb)turnip

80

5.  The seed shall not be contaminated by live Acarina (commonly known as mites).

6.  Seed of broad beans, French beans, runner beans and peas shall not be contaminated by—

(a)Acanthoscelides obtectus Sag.;

(b)Bruchus affinis Froel.;

(c)Bruchus atomarius L.;

(d)Bruchus pisorum L.; or

(e)Bruchus rufimanus Boh.

PART IIIOther conditions

7.  Diseases and harmful organisms which reduce the usefulness of the seed shall be at the lowest possible level that can be achieved.

PART IVGeneral provisions

8.  For the purpose of determining whether seed meets the conditions laid down in this Schedule pre-basic seed shall be treated in the same way as basic seed.

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