Naktuinbouw Elite

If your propagating material complies with higher quality or health standards, it can be considered eligible for certain certificates. In cooperation with the floriculture crop sector, Naktuinbouw has developed several quality-plus systems that enable growers to demonstrate the added value or superior quality of their crops. Naktuinbouw Elite is one of these systems.

About the inspection

Under the Naktuinbouw Elite system you will be granted certification for tested propagating material produced in a pyramid system. If you wish to trade plant material with a Naktuinbouw Elite label you must comply with the standards of a prescribed, pyramid production process:


The pyramid production process Naktuinbouw Elite

The Naktuinbouw Elite certificate confirms the higher quality level of your products. This can apply to an entire lot, or to individual plants. The certificate offers a guarantee for growth and disease-free crops, which will give you increased production and higher profits.

Registered companies operate a quality assurance system that safeguards the propagation process. This means that Naktuinbouw Elite certified material represents added value and certainty in every respect for both propagators and buyers. 

Naktuinbouw Elite currently extends to more than 230 species, including:  

  • Petunia, Verbena, Lobelia, Dahlia, Osteospermum, Impatiens and various bedding plants
  • Perennials (for instance Astilbe, Hosta, Heuchera).
  • Dianthus
  • Anthurium
  • Begonia
  • Chrysanthemum
  • Pelargonium
  • Rosa (rootstocks for greenhouse roses)

For more information on Naktuinbouw Elite, please read the Leaflet or watch this video:


The standards and conditions that Naktuinbouw Elite participants must comply with are described in the Regulations. The stringent standards relate to the quality and health of the propagating material. Laboratory tests are often required to establish if all the criteria have been complied with. When certified material is assessed, particular attention is paid to varietal trueness, varietal purity, origin, health (free of viruses, fungi, bacteria or nematodes) and quality.


In order to participate in Naktuinbouw Elite, companies must first sign an Agreement with Naktuinbouw. If your company meets the standards and conditions you may trade propagating material or perform tissue culture activities within the framework of the Naktuinbouw Elite quality-plus system.


The Naktuinbouw board establishes our inspection fees each year. The fees are subsequently approved by the Minister of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality. The costs are charged based on the cost-maker cost-bearer principle. The fees for inspection can be found here Rates/fees.


Please contact us to apply for certification according to Naktuinbouw Elite (see below).