2022 SEEDEX DATES
July to October
- Collect, clean and label your seeds to be donated. Here is how we like it to be done
September and October
- ORG&HPS will provide instructions to members about the seed donation form and how to get your seeds to us.
- download 2022 donation form
- This is the absolute deadline for submitting your seed donation form.
- Please ensure that your seeds arrive at ORG&HPS by this date.
- If you are donating seed, but it still has not ripened at the end of October, you must
- This is the absolute deadline for requesting a printed version of the Seedex.
Late November or very early December
- The Seedex list will be available online for previewing.
- Printed copies of the Seedex will be mailed.
- Orders will be accepted once members have had a chance to preview the on-line Seedex. Date TBA.
- Deadline for mailing orders via postal service.
December 27 11:59 p.m.
- This is the absolute deadline for placing Seedex orders on-line.
You must be a member to order seeds.
- Each member may order up to 60 packages of seed for $15.
- Other people in a household who have been identified as ORG&HPS members may each place one additional order. These orders also cost $15 each.
- Orders can be placed on-line or by post.
- We fill orders on a first-come, first-served basis with priority given to those who have donated at least 5 kinds of seeds.
ORDERS FOR U.S.A.
Residents of the USA can order only those seeds approved for entry into your country. Restricted seeds are identified in our Seedex with the symbol [X] in the germination code. As well, USDA inspectors will reject any seed identified only as "sp." if even one plant in its entire genus is considered endangered. We do not ship orchid seeds outside Canada.
Please keep in mind that a Small Lots of Seed Permit is required and must be sent in with your order, along with the Conditions, an itemized list of the seed names, your own mailing label and the yellow and green mailing label. If you have recently applied for the permit, and expect it soon, you can send it later on. USA regulations restrict importation to 50 packets of seed, but if you fill in all 60 spaces, we'll stop when we get to 50 if you were lucky enough to get all your wishes!
ORDERS FOR COUNTRIES OTHER THAN CANADA AND U.S.A.
Please check your country's regulations and do not place an order if a phytosanitary certificate is required for importing seeds. We are unable to provide the certificate and will not ship seeds if one is required. We do not ship orchid seeds outside Canada.