Re: [gardeners] Importing seeds FYI

Janni (
Fri, 20 Jul 2001 13:25:14 -0500

I remember when I moved here (MO) from CA. I had well over 70 houseplants 
in the U-haul. The USDA had to inspect them all, tag them for each of the 
states we were going to be going through, and put some tag on the back of 
the U-haul. I had to leave 4 or 5 of them in CA. Since that was 25 years 
ago, I can't remember what they were.

I am with Margaret, I didn't see anything re: seeds.


At 11:20 AM 7/20/01 -0600, you wrote:
>Offhand, I saw nothing about seeds on your recommended site. It's easier 
>to ask the post office what's permitted and what's not. Margaret L
>At 12:47 PM 7/20/01 -0400, you wrote:
>>The Dept of agriculture USDA has strict guidelines for accepting import
>>material germplasm within the continental US.
>>The simple act of accepting seed, albeit as harmless as it may seem can
>>decimate a producing community and bring the economy to it's knees.
>>As Dan has clearly stated, to become a clearinghouse to accept seed and then
>>re-distribute is restricted and the fines for this are quite hefty and
>>imprisonment or both if caught.