SeedEx 2003

lesley cox galaplantsandlesley at HOTMAIL.COM
Wed Jun 18 23:53:17 CEST 2003

Hello Eric, Yes, Paul is right about the seed import conditions into New
Zealand. They will be destroyed out of hand, if no names on the packets. If
non-permitted names are on the packets, we do have some options, but no
names - NO SEEDS.

Lesley in Dunedin, New Zealand - snow on the surrounding hills. Winter at

>From: Paul Tyerman <ptyerman at OZEMAIL.COM.AU>
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>At 06:17  16/06/03 +0200, you wrote:
> >Dear AE,
> >
> >I'm going to start sending out seeds tomorrow. You will only find the
> >number on the envelopes, please check these numbers with the information
> >the seed list on the web:
> >
>This will almost certainly NOT get through Australian quarantine with only
>numbers on the packets.  It will all just be taken by them.  A number on an
>envelope is unacceptable to them.  We have had this problem with seed
>exchanges from various places and it is rare that they will ever let them
>through.  At the very least there must be a complete list of the numbers
>and names for cross-referencing in the package with the seed, or the
>preferably the individual packets would be labelled with the full name.
>Otherwise it will just be a waste of your time and AEG postage as
>quarantine will likely confiscate them and charge us horrendous amounts
>just to have them sent back to you.
>This will probably also apply to all New Zealanders (assuming there are NZ
>people on this list as well) too...... their quarantine is even stricter
>than ours here in Aus.
>I thought this was better to mention immediately with the hope of it
>getting to you before you send the packages out.
>Paul Tyerman
>Canberra, Australia.  USDA equivalent - Zone 8/9
>mailto:ptyerman at
>Growing.... Galanthus, Erythroniums, Fritillarias, Cyclamen, Crocus,
>Cyrtanthus, Oxalis, Liliums, Hellebores, Aroids, Irises plus just about
>anything else that doesn't move!!!!!

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