|Our roots can be traced back to 1909 when Victor H. Dunton established a farm to support his family and to serve our local community of Liberal, Oregon. Building upon our ancestor’s efforts, the Victory Seed Company was organized in 1998 on Victor’s farm. Using the power of the internet, the community that we now serve is global.
The Victory Seed Company remains an independent, farm-based, family owned and operated organization working to protect threatened seed varieties from becoming extinct. We work with cherished family heirlooms, rare old commercial releases, as well as newer interesting varieties – some of which we ourselves have released. Regardless of their histories, all of the seeds which we offer are open-pollinated, non-hybrid, non-GMO and not chemically treated.
Our mission is focused on cultivar accuracy, seed quality, customer support and of course, keeping these vegetable, herb, and flower seeds available to our home gardening supporters. It is through the support of your purchases that we are able to continue our seed variety preservation work. We also support the work of many charitable organizations by annually donating thousands of dollars worth of seeds for their outreach and educational programs.
Along with our secure online seed store and shopping cart system (//www.VictorySeeds.com), we have an informational web site (//www.VintageVeggies.com) that provides seed saving, general gardening and other related information. As a personal “pet project,” Mike has been working on a historical horticulture informational site at //www.SaveSeeds.org. You can also check out our YouTube Channel at //www.youtube.com/VictorySeeds/ or read our blog at //www.vintageveggies.com/blog/. We hope that you will stop by one of our web resources and get to know us better. We look forward to serving you in the future.
Gardening Success to You!
Thank you for the awesome and well thought out review. You did a great job of illustrating our core mission and whole reason for being . working to keep interesting, rare, old plant varieties available to gardeners like you. We can only do it with the support your orders provide and also greatly appreciate your word-of-mouth recommendations, like this one. Thank you again, we’ll keep working hard at becoming your primary seed source, and we look forward to being of service to you in the future.
Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience with other gardeners. Working to save interesting, old, endangered varieties and keeping them available to gardeners like you is exactly why I founded the organization over 20 years ago, and it remains our core mission (http://www.victoryseeds.com/aboutus.html#Mission).
As a mission-driven preservation organization, we sell seeds as the primary source of funding for this work . . . so thank you for helping with your purchase!
Thank you again for your review, and for allowing us to be your partner in the garden as your garden seed supplier!
Thank you so much for taking the time to share with other gardeners about your experience with us and our Victory Seeds®. As a small, mission-driven organization, our focus is on supplying the best quality seeds biologically possible, and educating folks as best as we can.
I can’t promise that I will always be sitting here in the office to answer questions within five minutes (I also have to actually farm and raise seeds 🙂 ), but I do try and catch up with correspondence duties in the evenings and on weekends.
Thank you again for your word-of-mouth recommendation and for helping to support our biodiversity preservation work with your orders!
This year, I used the same seeds from last year (having stored them in the fridge in tupperware), and I started tomato and eggplant again indoors; so far, all the tomato seeds have germinated after 10 days in the potting soil. I anticipate good returns again. These seeds are absolutely of a high quality, with hardly a dud in any of my packets.
Thank you for taking the time to post about your ordering experience here on the Garden Watchdog, Jeffroky. We greatly appreciate your feedback and your support! Have a great gardening season.
Thank you for the kudos and for calling attention to our core mission . keeping rare and endangered seed varieties available to gardeners. Since our primary source of funding for this work are the seed orders we receive, we greatly appreciate yours.
One comment on the dwarf varieties . Not only do some of the plants produce average sized fruits, some varieties produce huge tomatoes. And new for 2018 are several varieties that produce loads of small, cherry-type fruits.
Thank you again for your support and we look forward to being of service to you in the years ahead.
Thank you so much for sharing about us here on the Garden Watchdog! Your support is greatly appreciated and we look forward to being a partner in the garden as your seed source for years to come!
Thank you for taking the time to post about your experience with us thus far and I hope that I was able to address any concerns or answer your questions. Le me know if we can be of further assistance and I hope that you have a great gardening season!
Thank you for your feedback and let us know if we can be of any further assistance.
Have a great gardening season!
Thank you for helping to support our seed variety preservation work with your orders and for choosing Victory Seeds® for your garden.
Thank you also taking the time to share about us with other gardeners here at the Garden Watchdog. It is all greatly appreciated.
Thank you so much for leaving the nice post and congrats on making the jump to gardening from seeds!
I am sure that there are a lot of folks out there who have been too nervous to try, so maybe your experience will help to encourage them.
Thank you again for helping to support our seed variety preservation work with your order and we look forward to being of service to you for years to come!
In January I ordered quite a few varieties of the “dwarf tomato” seeds from this company. I started all of them about 8 days ago. well, they are ALL up and running! The germination rate is excellent. I dropped 2 seeds in every cell, and both seeds germinated. I have over 400 tomato seeds under grow lights, just waiting for another couple of weeks, before they go out into the greenhouse for another month, then into the garden they go. I am thrilled with Victory Seeds. So glad I found them. I hope Victory Seeds has a banner year for their seeds. They deserve it! With so many negative comments showing up in watchdog from other gardening companies, it is refreshing to know there is a company that really stands behind what they do. It saddens me that so many gardeners are getting burned by so many companies. If I could leave just one word about Victory Seed Company, it would be ” AWESOME” On December 12th, 2016, MVIsland added the following:
Victory Seed Company now has their 2017 line-up already online.
I placed my veggie seed order a week ago, and my seed order was in my mailbox 5 days later. Every item I ordered arrived. no “back-ordered”, no “out-of-stocks”, just great service that you can count on year after year.
There is a reason Victory Seed Company is in the top 30 best gardening companies to do business with-> because they take great pride in what they do. Company representative comment on January 13, 2016:
On Jan 13, 2016 1:51 PM, Victory Seed Company responded with:
Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a detailed description of your purchasing experience with us. I think that reviews like yours really help gardeners make informed decisions and form the basis of our primary method of “advertising” . . . word-of-mouth.
I am glad that I was able to help (and really glad that I replied to your email quickly). As a bit of a disclaimer, as you pointed out it is our busy season and as a small organization, I wear a lot of hats here. So although I try to reply to emails, CRM messages and various social media questions quickly, I can at times be a bit slower responding than you experienced.
Regarding the seed order turn-around time . . . Thankfully folks do not have to wait for me on those 🙂 We have a great crew that works hard at getting orders mailed out in 1 to 3 business days.
Thank you again for your post and for helping to support our seed variety preservation work with your order. We look forward to being your garden seed supplier and being of service to you in the future.
Although we are not perfect, we do try really hard. 🙂 Providing the highest quality seeds we possibly can, as well as getting folks their orders quickly and accurately, is an integral part of our mission.
Thank you so much for recognizing our efforts and for sharing your experiences with other gardeners here at the Garden Watchdog. Your support and your comments are greatly appreciated!
Thank you so much for sharing your experience with other gardeners here at the GWD. We do work hard at getting folks’ orders out to them quickly since as gardeners ourselves, we know that timing is everything!
We hope that you have a great gardening season and look forward to being your garden seed supplier for years to come!
I placed an order for several tomato varieties in March. Shipping was very reasonably priced, and delivery time was in line with other seed companies, with no delays despite it being the busy season. Germination rates were excellent.
The only thing I could wish is that the shipping would be trackable. But despite the lack of this convenience, the shopping experience was completely satisfactory. Victory will be one of my preferred sources for seed. Company representative comment on April 15, 2016:
On Apr 15, 2016 3:39 PM, Victory Seed Company responded with:
Thank you so much for the kind and detailed review that you left for us here at the Garden Watchdog.
Thank you also for your “wish.” As a mission-driven organization, we actually do listen to our customer’s suggestions and try and accommodate them whenever possible.
Since we are using the USPS, even the smallest, First Class packages are coded with a tracking number so the ability to track is there. It is just a matter of getting the postage system talking to the shopping cart system and then the tracking information could be automatically inserted into the email that we send out when the order is mailed.
I love the suggestion and this summer while working on a planned web site revamp, I will see if I can pull this off too 🙂
Thank you again for your kind review and for helping to support our seed variety preservation work with your orders. Both are greatly appreciated.
Best of Gardening Success to You!
The shipping was quick. Overall I’m happy with my transaction with Victory Seeds. Company representative comment on March 17, 2016:
On Mar 17, 2016 11:50 AM, Victory Seed Company responded with:
Thank you for your post. We work hard at both seed quality and customer service and as a small organization with a limited marketing budget, greatly appreciate that you recognized our efforts and took the time to share with other gardeners here on the Garden Watchdog.
Thank you for helping to support our variety preservation work with your orders and word-of-mouth recommendations!
Thank you for sharing with other gardeners. Your word-of-mouth recommendation is greatly appreciated.
We do try really hard at getting orders out as quickly and as accurately as possible and it is awesome when our postal service gets the mail through so quickly.
Thank you again for your support!
Thank you for the recommendation and thank you for your support! Have a great gardening season.
MIke, I did click on the waiting list for 3-4 items. I am keeping my fingers crossed! Keep up the good work, and thanks for replying so quickly! On March 4th, 2015, Lilyhazen added the following:
Got a notice that one of the items I wanted was now available, so I ordered and got it quickly. I really appreciate that!
If I could make one suggestion–if someone orders something after being on the wait list, it would be nice if the price of shipping (which is great) could be reduced a bit. Getting one packet is doubled in price by the shipping cost.
Still, a great company! On February 17th, 2016, Lilyhazen added the following:
This company is amazing! I ordered February 9 and received the seed on the 12th? Were ya’ll standing outside my mailbox?
I was very pleased with last year’s seeds. They did very well, even though I was away from my garden for 5 weeks with open heart surgery! My neighbors jumped right in and did their best to keep up with everything. Thanks for your fine company! Company representative comment on February 17, 2016:
On Feb 6, 2015 2:09 PM, Victory Seed Company responded with:
Thank you for taking the time to write the nice comment. Since we know it is “that time of year” and that the seeds won’t be staying in their packets very long once they are in your hands, we do work hard to get folks’ orders out as quickly as we can. Thank you for noticing that.
Regarding out of stock items . . . if you look on the variety’s product page, when it is out of stock there is a button that is available that allows you to add yourself to the “Waiting List” for that item. When I get it back into stock, you are sent an automated email letting you know.
The reason that I mention that is often, we are not really out of stock, it is just that the system thinks we are an one of us has to review inventory and update the cart. We do this daily.
Thank you again for choosing to garden with Victory Seeds® and for helping to support our seed variety preservation work with your order!
Mike On Feb 7, 2015 5:18 PM, Victory Seed Company added:
Drop me an email at info (at) victoryseeds.com so I can update you.
Mike On Feb 17, 2016 4:00 PM, Victory Seed Company added:
Firstly, I am so glad to hear that your surgery went well. It seems like you are well enough to get out and garden this season and that is great! It also sounds like you have some really awesome neighbors! A very cool lesson about community.
Thank you for taking the time to share your report of how your garden did last year using Victory Seeds® and for noticing that we ship quickly. Your support is appreciated!
Have a great gardening season in 2016!
Company representative comment on February 17, 2016:
On Feb 17, 2016 2:35 PM, Victory Seed Company responded with:
We do try really hard, even during this busy time of the gardening year, to get folks’ seeds to them as quickly as possible.
As a lifelong gardener, I certainly remember what it was like to mail order my seeds only to have a company take weeks to fulfill my order.
When I founded the Victory Seed Company, I did not want us to be like that 🙂 Thank you for noticing and sharing your experience with other gardeners here on the Garden Watch Dog.
We look forward to being your seed source!
Always a pleasure to deal with. Seeds always have high germination rates and always perform very well! I love that this company is consistent and offers quality product. My only wish is that they offered even more varieties 🙂 Looking forward to trying more of your seeds this coming spring.
Thank you! Company representative comment on February 11, 2016:
On Feb 11, 2016 2:04 AM, Victory Seed Company responded with:
What a great post. Thank you for taking the time to tell folks about your experience with our seeds. I also wish that we were saving more varieties 🙂 And with the support of orders like yours, we are able to add more to our grow outs every year. Thank you again and we look forward to being of service to you.
Thank you so much for your review. Your word-of-mouth recommendation is greatly appreciated. I am also glad to be of service to you as a container gardener. Folks forget that there are people that do not have the luxury of large plots of earth. In regards to the Dwarf Tomato Project seeds, I am as excited as you are about them! 🙂
Thank you again,
Thank you so much for all of the support that you have sent our way in the form of posts, orders, and sharing your experiences here on Dave’s Garden Watchdog. It is all so greatly appreciated.
By the way, I do remember our visit last year in Albany 🙂 I hope to see you again this year at the MEN Fair (June 4-5, 2016) in Albany, OR.
Thank you so much for your nice post. We are excited that you found us and hope to be of service to you for years to come!
You have probably already heard of this new initiative, but others reading this may not have, so here goes – http://millionpollinatorgardens.org/.
The Million Pollinator Garden Challenge is a campaign to register a million public and private gardens and landscapes to support pollinators. Size is no limitation. All of us can take part in helping to create habitat for pollinator.
Thank you again for supporting our seed variety preservation work with your orders, with your word-of-mouth recommendations, and for your work helping pollinators!
I thought about sending my complaint to the company but for the small cost of the seeds I bought didn’t make it worth while.
On December 16th, 2015, YB changed the rating from neutral to positive and added the following:
Since I first posted this years back, Victory Seeds have been very good at sending what I need and the seed quality is very good.
I just purchased more and will continue to use them for my future Heirloom seed needs.
Keep up the great work. Company representative comment on December 16, 2015:
On Nov 1, 2007 10:45 AM, Victory Seed Company added:
Along with working hard to foster the positive attributes that you mentioned in your posting, we also pride ourselves in offering only fresh, vigorous seed.
There are many factors that can affect germination and no matter how small the order or what a person’s experience level, we appreciate the opportunity to help folks troubleshoot problems and send replacements when warranted.
I wish that you would have given us the chance.
On Dec 16, 2015 5:53 PM, Victory Seed Company added:
Wow, that is so awesome of you to take the time to update your review! I remember your earlier post and had to do a double-take when I saw that it was from 2007 . . . I can’t believe how fast eight years have past!
We really do appreciate folks like you that support our seed variety preservation work by choosing to garden with Victory Seeds.
Thank you so much for your support and for telling other gardeners about us.
Thank you for taking the time to describe your shopping experience. We greatly appreciate you sharing these details with the gardening community. As a mission-driven, not fiscally motivated, organization, we care about all of our supporters and treat each order we receive accordingly.
Thank you again for your feedback and for helping to support our seed variety preservation work with your orders. Have a great 2016!
Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experiences with other gardeners. Word of mouth recommendations like yours are our primary source of “advertising” and as a small organization we are easily overshadowed by businesses with large marketing budgets and hired PR firms. Thank you!
Thank you for the kind words and for taking the time to post them here, Jaesmyth. Your word of mouth recommendations to other gardeners is greatly appreciated.
We hope that you have a productive harvest and look forward to being of service to you in the future.
Hi bickster! By supporting our seed variety preservation work with your orders and your word-of-mouth recommendations, we consider you among our partners in this work.
Thank you for taking the time to leave your recommendation here for other gardeners to consider. We look forward to being of service to you in the future.
The shipping is always fast too.
As someone who rarely uses all of the seed in a single packet at one time, I really appreciate the ziploc bag inside the paper seed packet.
Another bonus is the full description of the product on the paper seed packet. So many companies do not provide that information on the seed packet. Most have generic information that applies to all varieties of the particular type of seed.
Victory lists the days to maturity along with other information right on the packet. This saves having to locate the listing for specific seeds when making decisions about what to grow.
I’ve had very good germination with all of the seeds I’ve purchased and appreciate the little things that make this company special. Company representative comment on March 15, 2015:
On Mar 15, 2015 9:50 PM, Victory Seed Company responded with:
Thank you for noticing “the little things” debles, and for your praises.
It is always great to hear that our efforts are appreciated and especially awesome that you took the time to share your experiences using Victory Seeds with all of the gardeners here at the Garden Watchdog. Thank you for supporting us with your orders and your word-of-mouth recommendations.
I am glad that you found us and gave us a chance. We look forward to being of service to you again in the future.
Have a great gardening season, thank you for taking the time to post here at the GWD, and thank you again for helping to support our seed variety preservation work with your orders.
Thank you so much for taking the time to share your review here and for letting us be part of your garden this season.
We look forward to being of service to you in the future and hope to earn the spot as your “go-to” seed company.
Thank you again for helping to support our seed variety preservation work with your order!
Getting such nice praise really makes all of our day here. We have a great team of skilled and dedicated folks who work hard at getting orders sent out as quickly as possible. By the way, it is the same team that plants in the spring, cultivates in the summer and harvests in the fall 🙂
Thank you so much for supporting our seed variety preservation work with your orders and I am glad that you chose us over the “big guys” to partner with you in your garden.
Wow! Thank you for sharing such a great report. It is awesome when someone notices all of the little details that we do . . . Especially when they take the time, like you did, to let us know.
I hope that you have a great gardening season and we look forward to being of service to you in the future.
Victory Seed Company has 207 reviews (1 negative, 205 positive and 1 neutral) at the Garden Watchdog.