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J. L. HUDSON, SEEDSMAN, BOX 337, LA HONDA, CALIFORNIA 94020-0337 USA

Request Form for requests sent by the postal service.
Online Requests for e-mail requests with PayPal payment only.
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HOW TO REQUEST SEEDS
We are now able to accept on-line requests with payment through PayPal. Online Requests.

WE WELCOME CUSTOMERS FROM OTHER COUNTRIES - PLEASE SEE SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS BELOW:
Canadian Customers
Outside the U.S. and Canada.

To request seeds, books, or supplies from this website, please read the following, fill out the Request Form, print out your request, and mail it to us with a money order or check. If you don't want to bother with the request form, just print out a list of what you want with your name and address and mail it to us with your check. Almost as fast as on-line requesting!

NOTE: Large checks from new customers may be held until they clear, especially if there are certain indications which we have found signal possible problems, such as no printed name and address, etc. We will notify you if we are going to hold your request. For fast service, new customers should use a money order.

How Long Will My Seeds Take to Arrive?
Figure up to a week for us to get your letter (the mails are usually faster - about 2 days, but sometimes are slow - up to two weeks in rare cases!), or if requesting online and paying by PayPal, figure three days turnaround time for us to get your e-mail, verify your payment and address, and process your request for shipment, PLUS up to another week (usually 2 - 3 days) or so for the Postal Service to deliver the package to you (longer outside the US). Sometimes there are January-April busy season backlogs. Current backlog status - none.

PLEASE READ THIS BEFORE MAKING YOUR REQUEST

1. Computer Users: Please put your name and address in the upper left, leave upper right blank.
2. List the seeds you want, giving the full botanical name and Code-Number, quantity, and price of each kind (example: Achillea Millefolium Colorado ACH-20C, 3 packets @ $2.50 = $7.50). For vegetable seeds, give the kind and variety, Code-Number, quantity, and price (example: Turnip, Seven Top, 1 Oz $5.00). Be sure to tell the number of packets or quantity you want, and the price.
3. Add postage from the table for the total number of packets requested, plus postage for the total weight of any bulk seed, plants or books requested. If you wish insurance, add $2.30 for up to $100.00. Over $100.00, we insure at no additional charge.
4. California customers add Sales Tax (7.5% outside San Mateo County, inside San Mateo County 8.5%). No tax on vegetable or food seeds, or postage. Click here to learn about Sales Tax.
5. Pay the total by Money Order, Check (payable to J.L. Hudson, Seedsman or David Theodoropoulos), currency or stamps (in place of coin), Credit Cards through PayPal only - Online Requesting. No C.O.D. requests.
6. Be sure to check the Out of Stock list. State on your request whether you want credit, refund or substitutes for any items that are out of stock on your request in case something sells out before we receive it. We cannot backorder. If you want us to substitute, please give a second choice list or note area of interest. State on your request that you do not have the print catalog, and we will send one.
7. Be sure to read our terms of business before sending your request.

REMEMBER:

REQUEST EARLY- Requests usually filled in 72 hours from receipt. During the January to April busy season, requests may occasionally be delayed a few days. Always keep in mind that the Post Office can take up to a week to deliver First Class Mail, so allow a week for your request to reach us, and a week for the seeds to reach you after we have filled the request. Therefore, it's always a good idea to allow all mail order companies a full month before you write inquiring about your request.
Keep a copy of your request to check against the goods received.
If you request over $5.00 in a year, you will be sent the next year's catalog. If you request over $10.00, you will be sent the catalog and supplements next year.
We do not buy or sell mailing lists; your business with us is held in confidence. See our Privacy Policy for exceptions and details.
Making a request constitutes acceptance of our non-warranty and all terms of business.

TERMS OF BUSINESS
We strive to distribute only the finest quality seed, correctly identified, and of high germination and vigor, and strive to publish the most accurate, detailed and informative catalog anywhere. The satisfaction of the customer is always our aim, and any complaints are given our full attention. If there is any problem with your request, please let us know.

Our good reputation is your best warranty.

Corporate 'consumer' seed companies do not offer difficult to germinate seeds; their money-back guarantees limit them to easily grown seeds. As is common with seedsmen who distribute a wide variety of sometimes difficult seeds to professional growers, we adhere to the old tradition of the non-warranty:

We give no warranty, expressed or implied, as to the description, quality, productiveness, or any other matter of any seeds we sell, and we will not in anyway be responsible for the crop. Our liability, whether contractual or otherwise, is limited to the purchase price of the seeds under all circumstances.

We make no claims as to the medicinal or edible properties of any plants. All seeds are sold for planting purposes only.

That said, remember that some seeds are difficult and require exacting conditions or prolonged periods to germinate, so have patience, take care in providing correct conditions, experiment, and let us know if you have problems with any seeds.

If there is any problem, we want to be the first to know.

Large requests from new customers may be held until your check clears.

PRICES AND PACKET SIZES SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE.

IMPORTANT TERMS OF BUSINESS
In order to protect the Public Domain status of our seeds, as of June 1st, 2000, all seeds are supplied solely under the following conditions: We expressly prohibit the use of any seeds or plants supplied by us, or their progeny, in any form of genetic engineering, breeding, or research which will result in any form of life patent, variety protection, breeder's rights or any form of intellectual property applied to living things which would compromise the Public Domain status of the seeds, plants, their progeny and any genetic material therein. We expressly prohibit the transfer to any third party of any seeds, plants, their progeny or any portion of their genetic material without these prohibitions in place.

INSURANCE
: We insure all parcels mailed to U.S. addresses over $100.00 value, unless you request no insurance. Insured parcels must be signed for—if this is not convenient for you, specify "No Insurance" (at your own risk).


CALIFORNIA CUSTOMERS - SALES TAX
You must remit sales tax on all seed and books, except seeds of vegetables and commonly used food plants. If a plant is usually grown as an ornamental and has only incidental food use, such as most edible flowers, we are required by law to charge the tax.
No tax on postage; figure tax before adding postage.
State sales tax rate is 7.5%. Only customers in San Mateo County pay 8.5% sales tax.
Businesses must send a signed resale card, your resale number alone is not accepted by the Board of Equalization.
Click here for more info on Sales Tax.

POSTAGE AND PACKING
Please add the correct amount to your request from the following table. Seeds are shipped via First Class or Priority Mail.

POSTAGE ON SEED PACKETS TO THE US:
COUNT cactus and other seed sold by count as one packet unless noted.
NUMBER OF PACKETS REQUESTED: TOTAL POSTAGE:
1 - 40 packets ......................... $2.50
41 - 60 packets ....................... $3.00
61 - 80 packets ....................... $3.50
81 -100 packets ...................... $4.00
101 -150 packets .................... $4.50
150 packets and up ................. $5.00

POSTAGE AND PACKING ON TUBERS: When tubers are sold individually, count each tuber as one packet when figuring postage and packing. When tubers are sold by weight, figure like bulk seed.

POSTAGE ON BULK SEED to the US:
If ounces are requested along with packets, add 25c per ounce. If requested alone, add $2.50 for the first Ounce, 25c each additional ounce. This is for First Class Mail.

PRIORITY MAIL POSTAGE ON POUNDS to the US:
One pound: $6.00, each additional pound: $5.00. Or you may round seed weight up to next pound and call the Post Office for the rate, or go to http://postcalc.usps.gov for rate to your zone and add $1.00 for packing.

MEDIA MAIL POSTAGE ON BOOKS (Mailed to the USA only): First pound $3.00, each additional pound, add 50c. Round weights up.

OUTSIDE THE U.S.
NOTE: If you want a tracking number for your package, you must add US$13.00 for Registered Mail. There is NO tracking number without registering, and if you do not choose to register the package, we are not responsible if the package is lost in the mails.
NOTE: It can take 6 - 8 weeks for delivery outside the U.S.

CANADA:

NUMBER OF PACKETS REQUESTED: TOTAL POSTAGE:
1 - 10 packets ......................... $7.00
11 - 20 packets ....................... $8.00
21 - 40 packets ....................... $9.00
41 - 60 packets ....................... $10.00
61 - 80 packets ....................... $13.00
81 -100 packets ...................... $15.00
101 -150 packets .................... $17.00
150 packets and up ................. $20.00

POSTAGE ON BULK SEED to CANADA:
If ounces are requested along with packets, add $1.00 per ounce. If requested alone, add $7.00 for the first Ounce, $1.00 each additional ounce. This is for First Class Mail.

FIRST CLASS MAIL POSTAGE ON POUNDS to CANADA: One pound: $13.00, each additional pound: $5.00. Or you may round seed weight up to next pound and go to http://postcalc.usps.gov for rate to Canada and add $1.00 for packing.

MEXICO:

NUMBER OF PACKETS REQUESTED: TOTAL POSTAGE:
1 - 10 packets ......................... $7.00
11 - 20 packets ....................... $9.00
21 - 40 packets ....................... $10.00
41 - 60 packets ....................... $12.00
61 - 80 packets ....................... $15.00
81 -100 packets ...................... $17.00
101 -150 packets .................... $20.00
150 packets and up ................. $22.00

POSTAGE ON BULK SEED to MEXICO: If ounces are requested along with packets, add $1.00 per ounce. If requested alone, add $7.00 for the first Ounce, $1.00 each additional ounce. This is for First Class Mail.

FIRST CLASS MAIL POSTAGE ON POUNDS to MEXICO:
One pound: $17.00, each additional pound: $7.00. Or you may round seed weight up to next pound and go to http://postcalc.usps.gov for rate to México and add $1.00 for packing. IF YOU WANT A TRACKING NUMBER AND ADDITIONAL SECURITY, ADD $13.00 FOR REGISTERED MAIL.

POSTAGE ON PACKETS OUTSIDE NORTH AMERICA:

NUMBER OF PACKETS REQUESTED: TOTAL POSTAGE:
1 - 10 packets ......................... $7.00
11 - 20 packets ....................... $10.00
21 - 40 packets ....................... $13.00
41 - 60 packets ....................... $15.00
61 - 80 packets ....................... $17.00
81 -100 packets ...................... $20.00
101 -150 packets .................... $25.00
150 packets and up ................. $30.00

POSTAGE ON BULK SEED to OUTSIDE NORTH AMERICA:
If ounces are requested along with packets, add $3.00 per ounce. If requested alone, add $7.00 for the first Ounce, $3.00 for the second ounce.
For 3 ounces, total postage will be $10.00.
Four to 7 ounces $13.00
8 - 10 ounces $15.00
11 - 13 ounces $17.00
14 - 18 ounces $19.00
Each 4 ounces above this add an additional $2.00.
This is for First Class Mail.
You may also e-mail us your order and request a total price with accurate postage.


FIRST CLASS MAIL POSTAGE ON POUNDS:
One pound: $19.00, two pounds: $27.00, three pounds $34.00. Or you may round seed weight up to next pound and go to http://postcalc.usps.gov for rate to your country and add $1.00 for packing. IF YOU WANT A TRACKING NUMBER AND ADDITIONAL SECURITY, ADD $13.00 FOR REGISTERED MAIL.

BOOKS TO CUSTOMERS OUTSIDE THE US:
Postage for books to
Canada and México: use the rate for postage as for pounds above.
Other Countries: check http://ircalc.usps.gov for the various rates and classes of mail. Note: Insurance is available only for some classes of mail.

METRIC CONVERSION for postage only (approximate):
1 ounce = 28 grams
1 pound = 454 grams

Either total the amount of bulk seed you order in metric units, and divide by 28 for ounces, or 454 for pounds, then figure postage from there, or figure:

1 gram counts as 1 packet
5 grams count as 1/4 ounce
10 grams count as 1/2 ounce
25 grams count as 1 ounce
50 grams count as 2 ounces
100 grams count as 4 ounces or 1/4 pound
500 grams count as 1 pound
1000 grams (1 kilo) counts as 2.2 pounds

CANADIAN CUSTOMERS
Postage to Canada

NOTE: Sometimes there are considerable delays in the mails between the US and Canada - even letters can take 4 - 6 weeks to reach us, and parcels of seed to you can take about a month.

NOTE: If you want a tracking number for your package, you must add US$13.00 for Registered Mail. There is NO tracking number without registering, and if you do not choose to register the package, we are not responsible if the package is lost in the mails.

Please do not inquire as to whether we have shipped your request until at least 30 days after you mail it.
We like Canada - what a great place. We welcome Canadian customers, and hope we can make it easy for you to send payment. (Canada! Looking better all the time in comparison to the US! Aren't you lucky you don't live here...) We can now accept payment online through PayPal, an easy way to pay by credit card or directly from your bank account. Online Requesting. PayPal costs you nothing, unlike a money order! We accept Canadian currency at your own risk (about C$1.00 = US$1.00, plus the 5% that the currency exchange charges us. For current exchange rate, go to http://www.xe.net/ucc/), or U.S. currency at your own risk (wrap currency well, and register the letter), or Canadian Postal Money Orders in U.S.$ only, or personal checks from a U.S. bank in U.S.$ only. Banks here charge up to $60 to process Canadian bank checks, even if in U.S.$! I know, it's an outrage! We refund in Canadian currency or by Credit Memo. If you pay through PayPal, we can refund this way.
POSTAGE TO CANADA for small parcels is now much more expensive than to the US, so packet requests should use the Canadian chart above. For books and heavy parcels, check http://ircalc.usps.gov for the rate. Choose the rate you prefer, and add that amount to your payment, plus $1.00 for packing.
ALL TYPES OF SEED, including tree and shrub seed and corn seed in small packets may now be shipped directly to Canada without import permit, phytosanitary certificate or delay. A few types such as wheat (Triticum) are prohibited.

OUTSIDE THE U.S. AND CANADA
Postage Outside the U.S.

NOTE: If you want a tracking number for your package, you must add US$13.00 for Registered Mail. There is NO tracking number without registering, and if you do not choose to register the package, we are not responsible if the package is lost in the mails.

NOTE: It can take 6 - 8 weeks for delivery outside the U.S.

We can now accept payment online through PayPal, an easy way to pay by credit card or directly from your bank account. Online Requesting. PayPal costs you nothing, unlike a money order, or bank draft!
All payments must be made in U.S. dollars only, by check or bank draft drawn on a U.S. bank only. We cannot accept checks drawn on banks outside the U.S., due to excessive charges imposed by our bank. You may send U.S. currency at your own risk, and we now accept cash payment in all currencies, but we recommend you register the letter. If you send non - U.S. currency, please add 5% (the currency-exchange charges us 5% to change currency). For an exchange-rate calculator, go to http://www.xe.net/ucc/. If you are sending currency from a country that uses Euros, please send Euros, not your old currency. Checks or drafts in US$ only.
If any items are out of stock, you must be able to accept a refund in U.S. dollars, or credit for future requests, or substitutions. If you pay through PayPal, we can refund this way. If you would like substitutes, please give an extensive list of acceptable alternates.
All requests will be shipped via AIRMAIL. For postage and packing, please TRIPLE the amounts shown in the table for U.S. customers. For bulk seed, books, kits, etc. go to http://ircalc.usps.gov and use the rate calculator (fill in your own country in field #1), then add $1.00 for packing.
Please check with your Ministry of Agriculture regarding any prohibited seeds. Most countries allow the importation of small amounts of flower seeds without an Import Permit or Phytosanitary Certificate. For most seeds, quantities under 100 grams are exempt from permit or certificate requirements. Most small requests pass customs with no problems without a Phytosanitary Certificate. We are NOT able to provide phytosanitary certificates - the USDA has made the process so difficult, time-consuming, and expensive. We are not responsible for any seeds seized by customs.
Please do not inquire as to whether we have shipped your request until at least 30 days after you mail it.

Note: New Zealand has lightened up on its import restrictions, and individuals can now import small quantities of seed without phytosanitary certificate, provided they are on the list of approved species. Visit the New Zealand Plants Biosecurity Index to see if the species you want are permitted.

Note: Australia and South Africa have extremely restrictive agriculture laws - it is nearly impossible to import seed into South Africa, and Australia is not far behind. If you are in either of these countries be aware that your seeds may be seized by customs. We are not responsible for seeds that do not reach you! Request at your own risk! Books and GA-3 are OK to request for now.

NO BOUNCED CHECKS
$10.00 service charge on all bounced checks.

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