Shipping Restrictions

Countries and US states each have their own restrictions on what plants we can send.  We do our best to know and follow the rules, but the ultimate responsibility rests with you to understand your local laws.

International Restrictions

As of Jan 5, 2023, Cultivariable no longer ships any product outside the USA.  This policy has moved back and forth over time and it is possible that it will change again, but not in the foreseeable future.

State Restrictions

Some states have restrictions on import of plant materials, as listed below.  There may be other restrictions that I am not aware of and I recommend that you check your state regulations before ordering, because I don’t spend my free time reading the agricultural regulations for all the states and territories of the USA.  Some states even have local/regional regulations and I can pretty much guarantee that I am ignorant of those.  If you live in a state with agricultural inspections, your order may be stopped and inspected and potentially confiscated if the inspectors don’t like the condition of the materials.  Usually the inspectors will contact me if there is a problem, but if they contact you first, please get in touch.  The condition of our products is guaranteed, so I will be happy to work with state inspectors to resolve any problems, and I would also like to know if they have spotted something that is a legitimate concern.

I cannot ship the following products to the states or territories indicated.  Because our software does not allow ordering restrictions by state, I will cancel and refund these items if you order them with a shipping address in a restricted state.

For states with agricultural inspections, we add a label to the outside of the package that lists the contents by species.

Alaska: Potato tubers (seeds OK)

California: Onion bulbs.  (Because people ask all the time: yes, potatoes from WA are OK for import to California.  Some wild potato species are classified as noxious weeds regionally, but they are allowed at the state level.  You can check your county noxious weed list to determine if any wild potatoes are listed.)

Florida: Potato tubers (seeds OK)

Idaho: Onion bulbs and potato tubers (seeds OK)

Maine: Potato tubers (seeds OK)

Montana: Potato tubers (seeds OK)

Nebraska: Potato tubers (seeds OK)

Puerto Rico: No roots/tubers/vegetative material (seeds only)