|Ordering Apple Trees Within the USA Outside
Because our nursery is highly
seasonal and does not have continuous inspection, most orders traveling
out of California in the USA must have a State Phytosanitary
Certificate, usually inspection for snails or some other exotic pest.
We used to be charged hourly by the county for this and could split the
costs up between orders, but now the certificates are issued online
through the USDA Phytosanitary Certificate Issuing and Tracking system (PCIT)
and we must charge per order, typically $53 now. Without this
certificate your order runs the risk of being confiscated and destroyed.
We have included a line on the order form for this
fee which will need to be paid prior to shipment.
For orders to Central and Northern California, we
must have the trees inspected and issued a GWSS* Certificate, which is
*Glassy-winged Sharp Shooter, a
vector for Pierce's Disease which affects grapevines