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Seed Exchange Ordering Information


Priorities and Key Dates:

●  Contributors will have order preference until February 4.  Set "Seed Contributor?" on order form page to "Yes".

●  Non-contributor orders will be filled in the order they are received after contributor priority orders are filled.

●  Orders placed until February 18 from ARS members residing in EU countries will be shipped to an EU consigner, who
     will distribute the individual orders. The group order will share the cost of the required phytosanitary certificate and
     shipping to the consigner.

●  Until March 11 only members of the American Rhododendron Society may order seed.  After March 11
    anyone may order seeds.

●  Please submit your order as soon as possible; some lot numbers are in short supply.

To Place Your Order:

Go to Order Form Page.  List your first and second choice seed lot numbers in numeric order.  Also tell us if we may
make any substitutions.  You may select one packet of as many seed lots as you desire.  Quantity of seed per packet
(usually 40+) is a function of the quantity of seed received from each donor.

On the order form enter your name, mail address and email address. Select yes/no if Seed Contributor and/or ARS Member.

Ordering options for ARS members residing in North America.

●  Orders from ARS member residing within the USA:

    Please do not send payment with seed orderSend payment only after seed is received.  Do not send cash.
    If paying by check the check should be made out to: ARS Seed Exchange. You can also pay via PayPal using a credit
    or debit cards or via a personal PayPal account.  If you choose PayPal, the exchange will have PayPal email a payment
    invoice to you after your order is shipped.  PayPal fees on your payment are borne by the seed exchange.

    Postage and handling fee is $3.00.

●  Orders from ARS member residing in Canada:

    After receipt of seed, please pay by postal money order in U.S. funds or pay via PayPal.  Postage and handling fee is
   $3.00 USD for Canadian orders.

Ordering options for ARS members residing outside North American.

●  Orders from ARS members residing in the European Union (EU): 
    Only seed originating in the USA and EU countries can be ordered.

●  Orders placed until FEBRUARY 18 will be shipped to an EU consigner, who will distribute the individual orders.  The cost
    of the phytosanitary certificate and the shipping cost to the EU consigner will be equally divided by the total number of packets
    in the EU order.  Each individual will pay their share of the phytosanitary certificate, shipping to the consigner and shipping
    to their residence.  The EU consigner will send you a bill for your share and you will pay him as he directs.  The EU consigner
    is: Henk Borsje, Oudenbosch, Netherlands, email: hjborsje@alert-systems.com

 

●  Orders placed after FEBRUARY 18, must purchase a personal phytosanitary certificate ($30 USD).  Postage and handling fee
     is $5.00 USD.  Please pay via PayPal.  The exchange will have PayPal email a payment invoice to you.

●  ARS members and non-members residing in the United Kingdom:
    At this time current regulations prohibit import of plant seeds into the UK.

●  ARS members residing in other foreign countries:
    Only seed originating in the USA and the country you are ordering from can be purchased.  Postage and handling
    fee is $5.00 USD.  Please pay via PayPal.  An invoice for payment will be emailed to you from PayPal.

Seed exchange orders placed by Non-ARS members:

●  Orders are welcomed from non-ARS members after March 11.  U.S. and Canadian residents can order any seed lot
    available in the exchange.  There are restrictions on orders submitted from non-North American countries.  Only seed
    originating in the USA and EU countries can be ordered by EU country residents.  For all other non-North America orders,
    only seed originating in the USA and the country you are ordering from can be purchased.  Purchase of an individual
    phytosanitary inspection certificate is required for all orders outside North America. 

    Upon notification of the amount due, payment is due in full to the seed exchange.  Your order will be shipped when your
    payment is received.  Select postage and handling fee appropriate for your country of residence.

Seed Exchange Pricing:

●  Seed is $3.00 USD per packet.

●  EU-Group orders: The $30 USD cost of the phytosanitary inspection certificate fee will be equally divided by the number
    of packs ordered in the group. The certificate cost will appear as “$TBD” when you initially place your order online at the
    ARS website. After receipt of the group order on February 18, the order will be shipped to the consigner. You’ll receive an
    invoice from the consigner listing all costs including your portion of the phyto certificate, your portion of the shipping to the
    consigner and shipping to your residence.

●  Non-EU, non-North American orders: Phytosanitary certificates cost $30 USD.

●  Postage and handling fee:

   ○  U.S. orders: $3.00

   ○  Canadian orders: $3.00 USD

   ○  Non EU-group international orders: $5.00 USD for up to 20 packets. Orders over 20 packets will incur additional postage.

   ○  For EU group orders: The actual postage to send your seed to the consigner will be divided equally by the number of packs
       in the total order.  Additional postage required to send your order from the consigner to you will be paid with your seed order.
      When you initially place your online order the fee will be shown as ”$TBD”.

●  For payments transacted via PayPal, at the PayPal website you have the option of paying by credit card, debit card, e-check,
    or personal PayPal account. One does not need to signup for a PayPal account to pay via the PayPal website.  All non-group
    orders will receive an invoice from the seed exchange listing your seed order details and the amount of payment due. 
    When your order is shipped, PayPal will email you an invoice requesting payment.  The PayPal bill is due within 30 days.

Street address for payments by check or money order:

 ARS Seed Exchange
 10930 S Huntington Drive
 Oregon City, OR  97045
 USA

Pollen-to-Seed Program:

To encourage participation in the seed exchange program, and to make available quality pollen, seed contributors are entitled to request up to a $50.00 in credit for pollen purchases made each year from the Rhododendron Species Botanical Garden at http://www.rhodygarden.org/catalogs.html or a catalog may be requested by mail at RSBG, PO Box 3798, Federal Way, WA 98063. To participate, we ask you to submit your order and identify yourself as an ARS seed contributor. The RSBG will mail pollen directly to you and then bill the Seed Exchange.



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