Internal list

Instead of registration on the EU common catalogue, you can have a variety listed on the Internal list of Naktuinbouw. A vegetable variety that is solely intended for marketing to so-called third countries (non-EU member states) does not need to be registered for inclusion in the EU common catalogue.

About the test

Conditions for registration on the Internal list:

  • Seed is only marketed outside the EU. Registration of country or marketing area is no longer mandatory.
  • You can only apply for varieties which are not listed in the EU or in application for listing in the EU.
  • Registration of the correct breeders' reference is mandatory.
  • Inclusion on the Internal Naktuinbouw list is for a period of five years.
  • After five years renewal is possible with another period of five years.
  • The proposed variety denomination complies with the EU regulations for variety denominations as they apply for an application to listing in the EU. If a variety denomination is not acceptable, this variety denomination may still be accepted under conditions to be determined by Naktuinbouw.
  • Vegetable crops which are not subject to (EU) registration will not be included in the Internal list.


The Variety Testing Department processes the requests for inclusion on the Internal list. You can find the fee per application here.


Please use the application form Internal Naktuinbouw list. You should also send a technical questionnaire of the variety (a so-called TQ).