Greek hop seller on Ebay, has some interesting varieties

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  1. Jan 14, 2020 #1

    jceg316

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    Would love a Sorachi Ace plant: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Fresh-Ho...495231?hash=item4b5d0a2d3f:g:Wa0AAOSwPTlb20QW this is the only place I have seen selling a rhizome. I'm wondering if anyone has bought from here before?

    Seems a bit too good to be true, maybe I'm being paranoid. Payment can be done with Paypal and the seller has a high enough rating. They have a return policy. I've bought rhizomes from UK companies but will they survive the journey from Greece?

    I'm tempted to buy it to see what happens. If all is good they have a couple of other interesting varieties.
     
  2. Jan 15, 2020 #2

    Northern_Brewer

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    Don't do it - you'll be breaking the law unless you have a plant passport, which is needed for all movements across EU borders of plants for growing. See this for details :

    https://www.gov.uk/guidance/issuing...ants-in-the-eu#when-you-need-a-plant-passport

    Broadly you have to ask yourself is your desire for a slightly different hop plant worth endangering the entire UK hop industry with some unknown imported disease?

    Don't muck about with this kind of stuff.
     
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