J. L. HUDSON, SEEDSMAN, BOX 337, LA HONDA, CALIFORNIA 94020-0337 USARequest Form for requests sent by the postal service.
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:
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, VTUP-ST, 1 Ounce $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 $3.00 for up to $100.00. Over $100.00, we insure at no additional charge.
4. California customers add Sales Tax (7.25% outside San Mateo County, inside San Mateo County 8.75%). 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.
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.
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 7.25%. Only customers in San Mateo County pay 8.75% 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:
1 - 20 packets .........................
21 - 40 packets .......................
41 - 60 packets .......................
61 - 80 packets ......................
81 packets and up ................
OUTSIDE THE U.S. CANADA: MEXICO:
POSTAGE ON BULK SEED to the US: If ounces are requested along with packets, add 25c per ounce. If requested alone, add $4.50 for the first Ounce, 25c each additional ounce. This is for First Class Mail.
PRIORITY MAIL POSTAGE ON POUNDS to the US:
Up to 2 pounds: $8.50
3 - 7 pounds: $15.50
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 $3.50, each additional pound, add 75c. Round weights up.
NOTE: If you order online and pay by PayPal, we ran easily refund any postage overpayment, or we can pack up the seeds for you and quote you the total price to pay.
NOTE: The postal service has just completely changed postage rates to all countries. It is now very expensive, and there are nine separate rate groups, making figuring postage difficult.
NOTE: TRACKING NUMBERS: If you want a tracking number for your package, you have two options. For no charge you may be able to track your parcel with the Customs Declaration number - this depends on if your postal system supports this. You can also register the parcel - add US$13.95 for Registered Mail. If you do not choose to register the package, we are not responsible if the package is lost in the mails. NOTE: Registered Mail can be tracked through the USPS website only until it leaves the US - after that it can only be done by our postal authorities, and you need to track it from your own country's postal system.
NOTE: It can take 6 - 8 weeks for delivery outside the U.S.
NUMBER OF PACKETS REQUESTED:
1 - 40 packets (1 - 6
41 - 100 packets (7 - 30
101 - 150 packets (31 - 44
150 packets and up (45 - 60 Ounces).........
NOTE: Heavy packets like Beans, Corn, Peas, Cyperus esculentus sativus, Ginkgo biloba, Gymnocladus dioicus, Macadamia (2 ounces), Mucuna sempervirens, Nelumbo nucifera, Wisteria, and Xanthoceras, should be counted as one ounce each, and add to the number of packets ordered to find the rate for that amount. For example, you ordered 30 packets, including ten heavy packets. So you would estimate that 20 regular packets are 4 ounces, plus 10 ounces for the large packets, for a total of 14 ounces, which would go at the $21.00 rate.
POSTAGE ON BULK SEED to CANADA: Use above table. This is for First Class Mail.
POSTAGE ON BOOKS to CANADA: Very expensive! Check at the USPS website.
FIRST CLASS MAIL POSTAGE ON POUNDS to CANADA: One pound: $21.00, two pounds $33.00, three pounds $52.00. 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.
Unfortunately, Mexico is no longer allowing seeds to enter the country. If you are able to provide a US address of a friend who can carry them across the border, we can send them there. Once we are able to provide phytosanitary certificates, we may be able to resume shipping to Mexico.
POSTAGE ON BOOKS to MEXICO: Very expensive! Check at the USPS website.
OUTSIDE THE U.S.
POSTAGE ON PACKETS OUTSIDE NORTH AMERICA:
|NUMBER OF PACKETS REQUESTED:||TOTAL POSTAGE:|
|1 - 40 packets (1 - 6 Ounces)......................||$16.00|
|41 - 100 packets (7 - 30 Ounces)................||$26.00|
|101 - 150 packets (31 - 44 Ounces)............||$41.00|
|150 packets and up (45 - 60 Ounces).........||$65.00|