wanted: rfi advice on shipping tubers to canada

rowdy13(9a Valrico)July 27, 2009

Can anyone give me advice on the best way to send Gloriosa Lily tubers to Canada? I'm sending seeds to someone from Costa Rica that's visiting Canada. I figure tubers would flower sooner than seeds so if it's not too expensive or difficult, I would like to include a few tubers. Will they survive in a ziplock bag packed in a padded envelope with the seeds? Should I find a small box or container that would protect it further in the envelope? Or, is a box (no envelope) the only way to go?

Thanks,

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coffeemom(Broward z10)

The tubers stand a good chance of being smushed in a padded envelope. I would def say (1st choice)box, no envelope. You could try the(2nd choice) box in the envelope and see how it looks. I think a ziplock would create too much moisture.

    Bookmark   July 28, 2009 at 8:38PM
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rowdy13(9a Valrico)

Coffeemom,

Thanks for the response. I think I'll experiment with storage at home before actually sending. I've got plenty of spare tubers.

Steve

    Bookmark   August 2, 2009 at 2:04PM
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coffeemom(Broward z10)

I better add to check the postage. I know if you send it priority, the box is free. The envelope may be charged as a flat or a parcel. I don't know the restrictions so it's best to check...no surprises

    Bookmark   August 2, 2009 at 5:52PM
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scoville(9)

Try the priority mail boxes.They work well for me in the States,I'm not sure about Canada.

    Bookmark   September 22, 2009 at 4:59PM
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love_the_yard(z9A Jax FL)

rfi = request for information

    Bookmark   April 26, 2010 at 1:59PM
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