NSA A-H Grade

The NSA Approved-Health (A-H) grade applies to Fragaria, Rubus and Ribes in England and Wales only. Where stocks are not derived from virus-indexed material, the A-H grade provides a higher level of inspection than CAC grade stocks.

Material entered at A-H will be inspected for health and vigour only.

The explanatory guide to certification of Fragaria, Rubus and Ribes under the Fruit Propagation Certification Scheme (FPCS) can be found at:


The FPCS conditions for the ‘Certified’ health grade apply to the ‘Approved-Health’ grade except for the special conditions given below for Fragaria, Rubus and Ribes.