Floridians are being warned about suspicious, unsolicited packages of seeds received through the mail that appear to be coming from China. As of July 28, at least 631 Floridians have reported receiving the suspicious seed packages.
Do not open the seed packet, do not plant the seeds, do not throw them in the trash (they could grow in the landfill). “…seeds from unknown sources may introduce dangerous pathogens, diseases, or invasive species into Florida, putting agriculture and our state’s plant, animal, and human health at risk,” said Florida Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried.
Report the seed package to the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services - Division of Plant Industry at 1-888-397-1517 or DPIhelpline@FDACS.gov