Re: [gardeners] Importing seeds FYI

George Shirley (
Fri, 20 Jul 2001 14:46:18 -0500

The seeds referred to in the .pdf file are all for commercial plants like cotton
as far as I could see. Their is mention of anything with earth on it or any kind
of insect but otherwise nothing. I have shipped seeds to Bulgaria, Australia,
Canada (stricter than most countries), France, Germany, and Russia. Never had
the post office turn them down or had word that they had been refused at the
receiving end.


Sherryl Fawx wrote:
> Well, there is a link from that page to "Nursery Stock, including seeds":
> Sherryl
> Northern Calif. USDA zone 9b
> At 01:25 PM 07/20/2001 -0500, you wrote:
> <snip>
> >
> >I am with Margaret, I didn't see anything re: seeds.
> >
> >Janni
> >
> >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.
> >>>
> >>>