Marketing and Certification of Seeds and Propagating Material of Fruit Species

All fruit propagating material that is marketed in the EU must adhere to strict requirements.

CAC plant material

All fruit propagating material that is marketed in the EU must be of at least CAC (Conformitas Agraria Comunitatis) grade, in terms of health and varietal traceability.

Conditions for production and inspection are outlined in Directive 2014/98/UE, which is implemented in France by order of 16 December 2016, with additional legislation soon to follow.

Certified plant material

The production of certified material is a voluntary process, outlined by Directive 2014/98/UE and the French order of 16 December 2016. The organisations responsible for its implementation are the CTIFL for fruit trees and the SOC for strawberry plants.

In view of the French government's lockdown measures relating to COVID-19, GEVES’s activities have been significantly altered and our staff are working from home wherever possible. GEVES is currently maintaining its official missions which cannot be deferred.

In order for us to meet your demand as efficiently as possible, please contact us by email rather than postal mail.

If you have any questions, please get in touch with your usual GEVES contact by email or send a message to

We hope you can get through this time as calmly as possibly. Stay healthy, and stay in touch.