sungold/sunsugar tomatoes in Australia

dennismc(Sydney, Austral)September 3, 2012


I haven't posted in a long time but do appreciate all of the help offered here.

I want to grow either sungold or sunsugar cherry tomatoes here in Sydney, Oz but despite extensive searching online cannot find anyone who sells the seeds of either in Oz. Importing from overseas is not an option as they would not get through Australian import restrictions.

Is there anyone out there who can tell me where I can purchase them. Unfortunately I do not have anything to trade.

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I grew Burpee Sun Gold for the first time this year and it will certainly be my favorite for many years to come. I would be happy to mail you as many as 12 seeds if you would like them. Please provide your name and address and I will send them and do not expect anything in exchange.

    Bookmark   September 3, 2012 at 9:55AM
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kathy_nj ?I think you missed the part about import restrictions in denismc post.

    Bookmark   September 3, 2012 at 10:01AM
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dennismc(Sydney, Austral)

Thank you for your kind offer Kathy_nj. Unfortunately they would never get through our Customs.

Dennis Mc

    Bookmark   September 4, 2012 at 9:24PM
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MaryMcP Zone 8b - Phx AZ

If you were not asking for a private envelope to be mailed, I'm not sure of the reason for your post.

Here in Arizona, morning glory seeds are considered invasive because if they are allowed to grow wild in the fields, the vines will bind up the cotton harvesting equipment. On-line companies will not ship to AZ. I'm not worried about those harvesting issues in my yard and micro-climate so when I order on line I send them to my sister in California, she then forwards. That's what I thought you were asking.

    Bookmark   September 6, 2012 at 8:03AM
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I've shipped seeds (not tomato) to Australia and they were received without any problems. Plants - that's a whole other story.

    Bookmark   September 15, 2012 at 9:12AM
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carolyn137(z4/5 NY)

Monet, I think you were lucky since the customs in Australia banned ALL import of tomato seeds several years ago. Before that I had no problem sending seeds there at all.

I know of many folks AND commercial companies who have had their seeds confiscated. it's the same way in the Netherlands but for different reasons.

Some folks have taped small packets of seeds inside a stiff greeting card and most of those have made it through. But for heavens sake I hate to encourage illegal behavior, so take that for what it is. ( smile)

Both Austrailia and the Netherlands require phytosanitary Certificates when commercial amounts of seeds are sent into those countries but those certificrtes are FAR too costly for the individual sender to pay for.


    Bookmark   September 15, 2012 at 3:00PM
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Thanks for the info, Carolyn.

    Bookmark   September 17, 2012 at 9:01AM
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Hi Dennis, have you tried:
They have some interesting cherry varieties, not what you're looking for, but close. I can't believe T & M doesn't ship to Australia!

    Bookmark   September 17, 2012 at 8:53PM
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hey dennismic
I have sungold & sun sugar here on the mid north coast of nsw
Still want some?

    Bookmark   September 19, 2012 at 2:00PM
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dennismc(Sydney, Austral)

Dear Deetherpee

Please accept my apology for not replying earlier. Unfortunately we have been out of the country visiting Norfolk Island for a few days.

Thank you for your kind offer. I certainly would still like to get some of the seeds for both. Please let me know the details of how to get them and what costs are involved. If you wish you can contact me through my email address. (

    Bookmark   September 26, 2012 at 1:26AM
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Hello deetherpee !

I am looking for Sungold and sun gugar tomato seeds for long time, I really have no idea how to buy it from overseas, is it possible you give me some? I live in Central Coast, my email is

Thanks very much!


Here is a link that might be useful: GardenWeb

    Bookmark   November 19, 2012 at 6:16AM
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Need2SeeGreen(10 (SoCal))

The border people took my seeds that I bought in Italy, when I came back to the US. I wish we could all get on the same page somehow. They were commercially packed and I would have thought that meant they were safe. Is it that they could have some kind of disease?

    Bookmark   November 21, 2012 at 2:01PM
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Need2SeeGreen - did you read Carolyn's answer on this thread? I think they have very strict rules - why I am not sure, maybe it has to do with introducing strains that might carry diseases??? Carolyn unfortunately is without a computer or I am sure she would give you all the details. I have tried to order from Seeds from Italy and they ship to the US but not to Canada and the US website also won't ship to Canada. So go figure! It's nuts!

    Bookmark   November 22, 2012 at 3:41PM
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roper2008 (7b)(7b)

Send the seeds in a Christmas Card, or any kind of card. You can
add a little bit of paper towel for cushioning....It more than likely
will make it through.

    Bookmark   November 23, 2012 at 2:29PM
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