I am living in Japan and my host mother is offering to give me her homemade umeboshi, or pickled plums. The plums do have a seed in the middle but because they have been pickled the seed can't grow.

Would USA Customs allow them through?


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Yes, there should be no problems taking pickled plums into the USA. You just need to declare it on the declaration form, i.e - Yes, pickled only.

You can take any of these items into the USA

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Hope this helps!

  • great news! phew!
    – Fattie
    Jun 3, 2016 at 18:15
  • Just make sure you declare it. ☺
    – user44274
    Jun 3, 2016 at 18:28

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