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  • From: "Jim Fruth" <>
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  • Subject: [NAFEX] Sending/Receiving seeds from outside US
  • Date: Fri, 31 Aug 2007 07:27:21 -0500

I receive seeds from Canada with no problem. Today I'll be sending an order to Czechoslovakia for some Actinidia kolomitka seeds that produce 2" fruits from NAFEX member Jan Kola.

Jim Fruth
Brambleberry Farm
Pequot Lakes, MN 56472
For jams, jellies & syrups:
(877)265-6856 [Store]
(218)831-7018 [My Cell] wrote:

Hi folks,

I had a question I wonder if someone could help me with. I have been
considering ordering some seeds from a company in Canada:

My question is, is it legal for United States citizens to receive seeds from
outside the U.S., through the mail? I remember somebody posting an article
sometime back about a man who brought in some citrus scionwood from the
Orient in a suitcase and it was illegal (It turned out the wood had some
terrible disease and the guy was in big trouble). Do seeds have to go
through customs? Is there some agency that has to check them for diseases?
I know they are generally safer than scionwood, but still as I understand,
some diseases like plum pox can be communicated through seeds.

Also can I legally send some of my seeds outside the U.S. via the postal


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