The grading code S56 (cultivation method) becomes mandatory for Vitis from 1 February 2017

From 1 November 2016, the grading code S56 (cultivation method) will be included for Vitis, with an implementation period of 3 months. The reason for this is the potential occurrence of phylloxera in the ‘own root’ Vitis which does not occur in grafted plants. Phylloxera can cause extensive damage.


The grading code S56 (cultivation method) is recommended from 1 November 2016 and becomes mandatory from 1 February 2017. You must add the grading code S56 (cultivation method) yourself at position 5 in your EDF software package.


The grading codes for Vitis are as follows from 1 February 2017:


Position Code Description Prescription
1 S01 Pot size Mandatory
2 S02 Minimum plant height Mandatory
3 S11 Minimum number of branches per plant Mandatory
5 S56 Cultivation method Mandatory
6 S77 Edible/inedible Mandatory



Via the link below, you can see a list of the quality codes:

Quality codes Plants


The codes to accompany S56 (cultivation method) are:

Code 010 grafted

Code 011 from cutting