Contact us to send seeds, cuttings, or bare-rooted plants. They can be sent to people who are flying here from the US, Europe, or Australia, or they can be delivered personally. The postal service in Ecuador is NOT reliable, and sending plant propagation materials by mail is not advisable as they may arrive weeks or months late. Note that while we do need seeds, what we need even more are cuttings (including scions, layers, suckers, et cetera) and/or grafted plants of superior cultivars and species that are slow-growing from seed. Please also check the "Seeds NOT To Bring", "Recommended Nurseries", and "Recommended Seed Sources" lists at the bottom.
Cultivars listed below are in preferential order for trees/palms/papayas/bananas and in alphabetical order for other plants.
Please don't just bring a bag full of temperate-climate vegetable-fruit seeds. We need those (certain open-pollinated ones, anyway), but even more importantly, we need exotic dry-tropical fruits. Let us know if you need further suggestions of which species/cultivars to order or from where, and you can also check your local Middle Eastern or Indian market for dates, figs, neem, bael fruit, carob, et cetera.
Some seeds have a short shelf life, so you should either obtain them right before you leave or sprout them in a pot and bring the baby plants bare-rooted. Contact us for instructions on packing whichever seeds, cuttings, or bare-rooted plants you'll be bringing. This video might also be helpful:
Transporting Plant Material Internationally