In order to protect the overall health of all potatoes grown in Scotland ware potato production must meet minimum quality standard monitored and verified by the Scottish Government.
Scotland is a “Community Grade Region” for seed potatoes. This status requires that all potatoes planted in Scotland must be Basic category seed.
Pre-basic or Basic category seed (Scottish classes PB, SE, E or A). Seed bought in from the EU member states must carry a community grade on the label (EC1, EC2 or EC3) in addition to the category and class information.