No matter where you are, I can send you some of my cuttings!
If you are interested in a lot of cuttings, this is not for you, but if you just want some to get started, then I can help you.
I have been experimenting with sending small packages (less than a pound) to several different countries. My list of successes includes Korea, Netherlands, Lithuania, Japan, Greece, Iran, Germany, Australia, Portugal, Mongolia and many packages to Canada.
I sent these packages via air mail, no insurance, no special markings, and the contents were declared as macrame spindles (they require a clear description of the contents). Not too far apart from the truth, since I did apply a knife to the cuttings and the are made out of wood.. Every package arrived to its destination within 9 days, good enough for the cuttings to survive.
So why can't I use the regular mode of shipment? Normally every country requires that live plant shipments include a phytosanitary certificate which costs the buyer $61 for certificates and is issued by the USDA. Some countries even require an import license which has to be requested from the State Department. This import license must be in English or it will not be accepted.. After all the paperwork, when the package arrives to the country of destination, customs will hold it for a few days to a couple of weeks in "quarentine" and inspection. By the time the package is released and delivered, the cuttings or plants are dead in many cases.
If you want to bypass all that, and do it the way I have been doing it, there is a catch. You are taking risks that the package will never arrive, or that customs will open it, inspect it, and discard it and you will be very upset... but losing $25 is much better than losing. $685. Keep in mind, I will do my part, and ship it. If the package never makes it, it will be your loss, not mine.
What cuttings can you buy to do this?
How will they be shipped?
How much will it cost you for shipping charges? The minimum is $8.00 but it changes a lot.
If your package is less than 1/4 lb, most likely it will cost about $8 to ship it.
Please try to keep the package as small as possible, you dont want to raise their suspicions. by shipping a 1 lb box, or heavier.
Shippping charges: Plese include the $8 when you send your money and when you receive the package, if the cost of postage was more than what you sent, then you can send me the difference via Paypal. I will trust you.
How many cuttings can I get in a pound? Depends on the variety. Please refer to the chart below.
What grows where you are?