dale_a_gardener, Thanks for checking...I appreciate it. Do you grow neem yourself or is it grown elsewhere in the area? I've only recently thought of growing it and didn't know if it was being grown here at all. Such a valuable resource. Keeping my fingers crossed.
Thanks, biscombe...I thought melia sounded familiar and didn't check it out. Chinaberry is very common in California, in fact, I had a very old one on my property in central Calif. many years ago...long before I'd heard of the properties and uses of Neem. I'll do some checking and see if it's similar and potent enough for some of the same uses.
Richter's herbs in Canada has the neem seed, but says theirs won't be ready til July-Sept and should be sown fresh. Would be good to get them fresh from S.A. now to sow, but can wait for Richter's if nothing else.