U.S. Permie seed sources

Belgianpup(Wa/Zone 7b)September 2, 2008

I am having trouble finding seeds for plants that would be suitable for permaculture use.

Right now, I would like to find seeds of Tagasaste/Tree Lucerne (Chamaecytisus palmensis) and Pigeon Pea seed (Cajanus cajan / Cajanus indicus).

Due to our whacked-out Homeland Security, getting seeds from outside the U.S. is not a viable option.

Either trades or commercial seed sources would be very welcome.

Sue

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crankyoldman(z5 NY)

I buy seeds from companies outside the US all the time and have been doing it for years, no problemo. The vast majority of seed businesses abroad do not even ask you to fill out the "small packet" form from the USDA.

    Bookmark   September 28, 2008 at 10:00AM
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forest_gardener(zone 9 CA)

Here are a few sources for interesting seeds
j l hudson seed has CARAGANA, PURPLE GOOSEFOOT Tree Spinach, and many more

Johnny's Selected Seeds has a few interesting things

http://www.bountifulgardens.org/ Bountiful Garden has a perennial vegetable combo pack of interest as well as a perennial grain.

I haven't found Tagasaste/Tree Lucerne (Chamaecytisus palmensis) but suspect it may be a serious invasive species here as it has become in Australia. I would not advise planting in anywhere near open space.

Pigeon Pea - I was found these at a US seed company but when I put the name of the company in this post the Garden Web Folks blocked it for some reason???

Here is a link that might be useful: J L Hudson Seeds

    Bookmark   October 30, 2008 at 4:00AM
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lisaluwho

I, too, would love to find Tree Lucerne (Tagasaste) here in the US. I have heard of people trying to order them from overseas, but never with success. Does anyone have any ideas, or if you're growing it maybe I could buy some seeds and/or get tips and experiences?

Thanks!

    Bookmark   March 27, 2013 at 11:32PM
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