U.S. Gardeners who plan to purchase or receive seed from any groups or individuals based anywhere outside the United States should obtain a Permit for Small Lots of Seed. It is free, good for 3 years and multiple uses, the application is available online.
It does not require an expensive, time-consuming phytosanitary certificate (additional service you have to pay for). Attention: Pepper and Tomato seeds always requiere a Phytosanitary Certificate, the cost (USD 39 / taxa ) will be added automatically to the shipping charges. The issue of the Certificate takes 1-2 weeks, consider that the seeds will arrive later than the estimated shown during checkout.
How to order:
1. Apply for the permit (step by step pdf)
Country/Region of Origin: “Ukraine”, Article: “Various eligible taxa”
(that you don’t have to fill each single variety you purchase)
2. Place the order
In case you order contains more than 50 Seed packages we will split the order in multiple packages, Seeds which are non egible for the permit shown as "product is not availible in your country) and you can't add them to the cart.
3. Send us the yellow/green labels and copy of the permit by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
This will speed up US customs clearance. From our expenernice we recommend to not use the Miami Plant Inspection Station.