Descriptive Variety Lists

Publication of Descriptive Variety Lists

The Descriptive Variety Lists published by the Federal Plant Variety Office provide details on the characteristics that are significant for cultivation and use for all nationally listed and protected varieties, as well as for other important varieties. These lists serve as a source of information for plant growers, advisors, the food industry and consumers. Descriptive Variety Lists for field crops and turf grasses are published regularly and lists for vines, fruit and other plant species are published at irregular intervals.

The information in the Descriptive Variety Lists is provided in both electronic and printed form:

Test results and more information on value tests for woody plants  can be accessed online at