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I have a question...I fly back home once every year, to Brazil. I always wondered if I could bring some seeds, etc. from there. Does anybody know what the procedure is? Everytime I go there I kick myself for not having all those wonderful tropical specimens!
I appreciate any clarification...
I just came home from a trip to St Lucia . I picked all kinds and put them in my bags and did not claim them. From what I read the seeds need to go through a proper cleaning,so pretty much you would just need to buy some at a nursery if you want to claim them.
Tuinkabouter, thank you for the link. It seems it applies for commercial imports for nursery material, is that right? The good thing is this is a good start to understand what plants are not allowed in any circumstances, so I will avoid those.
Flowerpower, I have thought of doing this before! And I might, but I need to be prepared in case I do it and they see it. What would you have said if they saw your plants? I still need to better understand what is the rule for non-commercial material, like cuttings, etc...
Put the seeds in baggies IN the pockets of your pants pockets and fold the pants in the suitcase and WHO is going to check your pockets of all your clothes? But, for this tidbit of info, you could bring me some too. LOL Hehehe
(just a thought)
There is no fee, and you can get seeds from outside the US without resorting to skullduggery and criminal behaviour. Really, who needs to be dragged away from the garden to answer legal hassles over getting seeds, right?
The Level 1 Access info on that web page may interest you, too ...
I hope y'all will humor me and my stupid question. I hear you about needing an APHIS permit to import seeds from foreign countries. But, my question, however redundant, is: do I also need a permit if I order seeds from a foreign seed company like Chiltern Seeds?
They're usually too expensive for me, but the choice is still incredible even with their end-of-season sale - it's often hard to find flowers of such unusual varieties just by color grrr...interesting species, too
I know, I love the unusual things that no one else has around here. I go to places like that on the internet and feel like I'm in heaven. I just want to bring a little of heaven home with me. After they bloom, you get seeds you can pass on, so they pay for themselves in time and you get to see and smell the blooms. Makes me appreciate those places more when I go look around here and can't find any of those plants for sale or trade.
Hi Tuinkabouter, I love your seeds and can tell anyone, YOU DO HAVE A BEAUTIFUL GARDEN. I feel like I went to heaven everytime I look at your site. I have so much from you and I still drool everytime I look. If I ever win the lottery, I'm coming to look in person. You have a great time out while you are gone. Jan
I found an interesting fruit in Mexico that I'd never seen and brought it back with me. I hid it in my "personal" items in my suitcase. Trust me one month without a washing machine and NOBODY was going to go there, lol. But karma being what it is, it wouldn't germinate and died. sigh, (probably for it's time in where it had traveled).
Find some heirloom cannabis seeds. Otherwise known as hemp. I will pay very good shipping for heirloom seeds of that species. Just in case it is legalized later, which will happen in 20 years or less, I am stocking up now.