Our order was processed quickly, shipped promptly, and we had about a 95% germination rate.
The plants are doing wonderfully!
I am so glad we chose to do business with Victory Seed Company, I couldn't have asked for anything more.
Five star experience!
On Jun 2, 2015, Victory Seed Company responded with:
"On Jun 19, 2015 6:08 PM, Victory Seed Company responded with:
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.
I am absolutely delighted with Mike and the folks at Victory Seeds. Wonderful selection of seeds, courteous service and prompt processing and delivery. I recently received my first order delivered to here in Canada in just under two weeks. I really appreciated the e-mail notifications of the status of my order so I knew exactly when it had been received, fulfilled and shipped. It was my first order, but definitely won't be my last!! Thanks!!!
On Mar 15, 2015, Victory Seed Company responded with:
"On Mar 15, 2015 10:27 PM, Victory Seed Company responded with:
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.
One of my favorite online seed sources.
Victory Seed carries a lot of hard to find open pollinated varieties, including many rare seeds.
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.
On Mar 15, 2015, Victory Seed Company responded with:
"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.
Posted on February 7, 2015, updated March 4, 2015
Posted on February 6, 2015, updated February 7, 2015
I have never ordered from this company, but was thrilled with how quickly they sent the seeds. Many people think well of this company, so I am looking forward to growing the seeds. I was disappointed that they were already out of some seeds I wanted (Mexico Midget) but I am glad they have a waiting list.
On February 7th, 2015, Lilyhazen added the following:
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 Mar 4, 2015, Victory Seed Company responded with:
"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!
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.
I ordered 23 packs of seeds on Monday and had them in my hands on Friday! Definitely surprised but very excited. I love the selection and am a huge fan of the heirloom, NON-GMO, less well known choices they offer. I found the prices really reasonable by comparison to other companies and in fact cheaper than many. I will most definitely be ordering from them again and don't care if I never get another catalog from the "big guys". Great job, keep up the good work!
On Feb 7, 2015, Victory Seed Company responded with:
"On Feb 7, 2015 9:17 PM, Victory Seed Company responded with:
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.
As a new customer from Zone 13, I was pleased by the swiftness and response to my January order. The seeds came well-packaged, and the first planting showed high germination.
On the packaging: I was impressed with detailed lable on the standard sized packets. Then I noticed two things which put Victory Seeds ahead of their competition: first, the seeds are in a clear resealable plastic bag which keeps mosture out and provides a clear view of the seed condition; second, the outer standard size packet is resealable which allows the gardener to keep the seeds organized and out of direct light. I am convinced that this packaging contributes to the high germination rates that I found on first planting.
On the shipping: I also appreciate that the seeds came via USPS which handled the package tracking and first class postage with ease. I believe more companies should use our national postal service, and that is a plus in Victory's favor. Besides, so many companies cannot ship to Hawaii and Alaska because they rely on non-USPS shipping.
On timelyness: I received my order within 4 days, which allowed me to begin planting that weekend. My peas and beets are doing well.
Well done, Victory Seeds.
I look forward to my next package.
On Feb 7, 2015, Victory Seed Company responded with:
"On Feb 7, 2015 9:10 PM, Victory Seed Company responded with:
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.
Haven't planted yet but great selection and service and reasonable prices. Thanks.
On Feb 7, 2015, Victory Seed Company responded with:
"On Feb 7, 2015 4:18 PM, Victory Seed Company responded with:
Thank you for your order and for taking the time to post your feedback. Both are greatly appreciated. Have a great gardening season and shoot me an email if I can be of further assistance. Best, ~Mike"
Posted on May 11, 2014, updated February 2, 2015
Ordered my seeds on the 6th and got them on the 10th. Well packed and adequate info on the packages for planting and care.. I like!!!
On February 2nd, 2015, Lozo added the following:
2015 - ordered seeds on Wednesday and received complete order on Saturday!On Feb 2, 2015, Victory Seed Company responded with:
"On May 11, 2014 8:19 PM, Victory Seed Company responded with:
Thank you for the feedback, Lozo. I try and cram as much info as possible onto the packets. If you have other questions, there is typically more information on the VictorySeeds.com site and for more regionally specific help, I have been working on a \"side project\" at http://www.WebGrower.com. Thank you again for sharing your experiences with other gardeners here at the Garden Watchdog and for helping to support our preservation work with your orders. Best Regards, ~Mike
On Feb 2, 2015 11:25 PM, Victory Seed Company added:
Thank you for your recent order and for your post here. We appreciate it. Have a great gardening season!
On Jan 29, 2015, KYhomesteader Columbia, KY wrote:
I have purchased my vegetable garden seed from Victory Seed Company for two years now and have been very pleased with the seed and with this company. They have an excellent selection of rare and heirloom seeds. The website is helpful and easy to navigate. My seeds have performed well with good germination rates and high production. I received both of my orders very quickly. Everything was very well packaged and I have never had anything missing from an order or a seed packet that was short on seeds. Their customer service has been the best I've ever experienced with an online retailer. They are incredibly helpful and courteous and have gone out of their way to make sure I'm a happy customer. I love that they were an early signer of the Safe Seed Pledge and that they are not in the tiniest way affiliated with Monsanto or any other GMO seed company. As for the person complaining about the optional package insurance (and taking pages and pages to do so) - good grief he needs a new hobby! I've bought and sold stuff on websites like eBay and Etsy for years and package insurance is ALWAYS an option and the seller is NEVER responsible for a package once it leaves their hands. That is common practice!! Please don't let that disgruntled and unreasonable person discourage you from doing business with Victory Seed Company. This is a company with integrity that really cares about what they do and about their customers. I intend to do business with them as long as I can still dig in the dirt.
On Jan 29, 2015, Victory Seed Company responded with:
"On Feb 2, 2015 11:22 PM, Victory Seed Company responded with:
Thank you for taking the time to share us with other gardeners, KYhomesteader! It is obvious that you put a great deal of time into it post and we greatly appreciate it! We also appreciate the support from your support, hope that you have a great gardening season, and look forward to being of service to you again in the future!
This was my first time ordering from Victory Seed Company and I am very pleased! I was happy to find 2 types of tomatoes seeds here that I could not find elsewhere online. The prices were reasonable and the seeds were shipped quickly.
The main reason I ordered from this company was because of the positive comments left here. I will be doing business with Victory Seed Company in the future!
On Jan 26, 2015, Victory Seed Company responded with:
"On Jan 26, 2015 1:24 PM, Victory Seed Company responded with:
Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience with others here on the Garden Watchdog. Your comments and support of our seed variety preservation work with your orders is how we are able to keep rare, old seed varieties (like the tomatoes you mentioned), available to home gardeners. Thank you! We look forward to being your garden seed partner.
I have bought from Victory Seeds for several years.
No problems, superlative seeds.
On Jan 21, 2015, Victory Seed Company responded with:
"On Jan 21, 2015 10:52 AM, Victory Seed Company responded with:
Thank you so much for supporting our seed variety preservation work with your orders and for taking the time to share your experiences with other gardeners. Your word-of-mouth recommendation is greatly appreciated. We work hard to keep problems to a minimum and quickly fix any that do occasionally pop up. We look forward to being of service to you in the years to come. ~Mike"
Posted on September 10, 2014, updated December 7, 2014
Victory Seeds\' staff were super-helpful when I had trouble completing an order from Norway, even though they don\'t have an export department. The seeds arrived as quickly as could be expected. They have a great selection of tomato seeds.
On December 7th, 2014, sjamesNorway added the following:
The seeds arrived 7 days after I ordered, in NORWAY! Once again a very positive experience with Victory Seeds. It's amazing that a small company can have such a great selection of seeds, and still show interest in individual customers. Hats off to Mike and his staff.On Dec 7, 2014, Victory Seed Company responded with:
Thank you so much for taking the time to leave this report about your experience with us. We appreciate your support and now that we know there are no problems mailing to Norway, please tell all of your gardening friends and family about us :)
After reviewing reviews posted here, and witnessing cool, calm, reasoned interactions of management with those who clearly have skipped their meds, I will most definitely be ordering my 2015 products from VS. ;)
On Dec 6, 2014, Victory Seed Company responded with:
"On Dec 6, 2014 12:29 PM, Victory Seed Company responded with:
Hello Thaid . . . Thank you so much for the post that you made. It is always nice to "meet" reasoning people like you. You comment made me smile :) Thank you also for your interest in helping to support our work with your order. We look forward to being of service to you. Best Regards, ~Mike"
On Nov 11, 2014, MarkinCT Danbury, CT United States wrote:
I found the Victory Seeds people to be very helpful and clear in their communications. I just received my tomato seed order yesterday and it was extremely nicely packaged with lots of relevant information. I'm looking forward to a good tomato season in 2015 and will get my raised beds going. I will certainly work with Victory Seeds in the future.
Regards from Connecticut,
On Nov 11, 2014, Victory Seed Company responded with:
"On Nov 11, 2014 10:14 AM, Victory Seed Company responded with:
Thank you so much for taking the time to post here, Mark. Helping to spread the word about us in this way is greatly appreciated! I look forward to hearing how your 2015 season goes. Let me know if we can be of further assistance.
I was happily surprised to see the variety of seeds available! Plus the shipping was much faster than I expected.
I am having great success with my Fall and Winter gardens so far. I will definitely order from Victory Seed again!
On Oct 23, 2014, Victory Seed Company responded with:
"On Oct 23, 2014 9:21 AM, Victory Seed Company responded with:
I am glad that we had the variety of seeds that you were seeking and that you are having good fall garden results. So many folks don't take advantage of the productivity that can be squeezed out of their gardening spaces late in the year. It is always nice to hear reports back from folks that do!
Thank you for taking the time to share your experiences here. We look forward to being of service to you in the future.
Thank you! Victory Seed Company for the outstanding support that was giving throughout the duration of my real first victory garden grown this year.
All of the troubleshooting and great gardening tips provided by you made my garden a complete success.
I had no idea there were so many varieties of seeds out there and was amazed at the variety of heirloom seeds you had to offer.
I would like to try and grow tomatoes hydroponically this winter. Do you have any good suggestions on which seeds may work best?
It's a pleasure to find a company that really covers all of the bases from sales to service and you hit it out of the park.
Thank you again for the fast shipping, the great customer support and the knowledge to grow a successful garden.
I will definately be a repeat customer for years to come.
On Oct 20, 2014, Victory Seed Company responded with:
"On Oct 20, 2014 9:29 AM, Victory Seed Company responded with:
Thank you for taking the time to drop such a nice note and to recognize the team here at the Victory Seed Company.
As a mission driven company, our focus in on our seed variety preservation work and we realize that none of it would be possible without the support of our gardening friends. This does affect our organization's culture to be very customer driven. And I am very happy that we were able to help you and that your garden was a success.
In regards to gardening hydroponically . . . It is funny that you ask. I have been receiving quite a few inquiries from folks about this subject. It is a food production method that is of interest to me but unfortunately, one that I do not have a lot of hands-on experience with. That said, I will be working to compile information from customer feedback and build a section on the web site in the future.
For tomatoes, I do have a section created for varieties that are suitable for container gardening so some of those may do well in a hydroponic grow. You can find it on the site here - [HYPERLINK@www.victoryseeds.com] 'Tiny Tim' is a variety that comes to mind.
When you do start on your hydroponic adventure, drop me an email and we can all compare notes.
Thank you again for your review, your support, and your word-of-mouth recommendations to your gardening friends and family.
On Jun 8, 2014, HawaiianViking 96816 United States (Zone 13a) wrote:
Great! I'm a Victory Seed Company repeat customer, and very pleased with my purchases. There's so much to like about this company: the selection, the philosophy, the attractive prices, the unique packaging. I've never liked tomatoes until I tried Livingston's Magnus tomato sold by Victory Seed Company — a revelatory experience! If you've never liked tomatoes, try this one. Mahalo Victory!
On Jun 8, 2014, Victory Seed Company responded with:
"On Jun 12, 2014 10:13 AM, Victory Seed Company responded with:
That is awesome that your new favorite tomato is from the collection of one of my heroes, A. W. Livingston. Thank you for taking the time to share here at the Garden Watchdog! ~Mike"
On May 13, 2014, devinevegan Igo, CA (Zone 9a) wrote:
Great company with lots of offerings. No hybrids, or treated seeds which is a plus. I ordered a few seeds and was pleased with the quick shipment and quality seed packaging and seeds. Will order from again.
On May 13, 2014, Victory Seed Company responded with:
"On May 13, 2014 1:20 PM, Victory Seed Company responded with:
Thank you for taking the time to detail your purchase experience from us. We greatly appreciate your kudos and look forward to being of service to you in the future! Have a great gardening season. ~Mike"
On Mar 24, 2014, HuguetteAllen Lumby Rural in BC v0e 2g6 Canada wrote:
It is 2 years in a row that I order from Victory Seeds and am always pleased at their excellent and fast service and also at the variety of seeds they carry. I had been looking everywhere in British Columbia for Birdfoot Trefoil - a pretty yellow flower that can be used as feed - and could not find it anywhere. What a thrill to see it at Victory Seeds!
Also the 2 types of cabbages - all seasons and Brunswick - I grew last year from Victory seeds turned out really well. I now buy all the seeds I don't save myself from them. It's great to know they are open pollinated and grows organically even though they don't say "certified organic" because so many seeds now contain systemic pesticides.
On Mar 24, 2014, Victory Seed Company responded with:
"On May 11, 2014 8:22 PM, Victory Seed Company responded with:
Thank you for your continued support of our seed variety preservation work with your orders and for taking the time to share your comments here. Both are greatly appreciated! Have a great gardening season and we hope to be of service to you for years to come! ~Mike"
On Mar 14, 2014, SHELBYCOREALTOR Fairfield, AL wrote:
Purchased several tomatos seeds early last year. I failed to plant them and forgot about them. 17 days ago I found them unopened in a sealed plastic bag in a spare bedroom. Since I failed to follow directions to properly store them I didn't expect any thing to grow. I planted 3 different types of seeds. I was surprised that 2 of the 3 all are about 3 inches seedlings. The other type has a a few still trying. The seeds arrived quickly. I will order from them again.
On Mar 14, 2014, Victory Seed Company responded with:
"On Mar 14, 2014 9:47 AM, Victory Seed Company responded with:
I am glad that you found your seeds and sowed them. I am sure that they are happy to get growing for you :) Thank you again for your support and have a great gardening season. We look forward to being of service to you in the future. ~Mike"
I have ordered from these folks for a couple of years. They send out the order quickly and the seeds are good quality. Their catalog has really expanded over the years and you can find a lot of interesting varieties. They have a new rewards system where you earn points for purchasing and commenting. I look forward to earning some store credit. There is some vintage gardening information and seed saving resources available as well. I feel good about supporting this company.
On Mar 10, 2014, Victory Seed Company responded with:
"On Mar 10, 2014 9:52 PM, Victory Seed Company responded with:
Thank you for the great review, Suzy_Qu3. I just want to point out that yes, every year we are able to protect and offer more and more seed varieties to gardeners. And we couldn't do this kind of preservation without partners like you that support us from year to year! Thank you. ~Mike"
I've been doing business with Victory Seeds for the last few years and always receive my order fast, I've never experienced a problem with an order mix up or seeds not germinating. I've put a lot of trust in this company because they've been around so long and my own personal experience confirms why.
On Feb 3, 2014, Victory Seed Company responded with:
"On Feb 4, 2014 12:12 AM, Victory Seed Company responded with:
I loved your review. It is awesome on a couple of levels.
Firstly, we do operate the Victory Seed Company using old-fashioned values where our word, reputation, and relationships are everything. We know that people have nearly unlimited choices in where to buy seeeds. But seeds are all about faith and trust -- faith that they will actually grow, and trust that they are what the merchant says they are -- and we take both seriously.
And for me, although it seems like just yesterday that we took over the management of our family's farm, as you pointed out, it has been a fair number of years ago. This has only been possible by the support and partnership of folks like you. Thank you again for your kind words and your continued support.
Victory Seed has become my go to seed resource. I have been ordering from them for several years. They mail my order quickly and I am always pleased with the seed and the harvest they produce. Their website is easy to navigate and they have a great seed catalog as well!
On Feb 3, 2014, Victory Seed Company responded with:
"On Feb 3, 2014 2:12 PM, Victory Seed Company responded with:
Thank you so much for your review and especially for allowing us to be part of your annual gardening efforts. We greatly appreciate your support and look forward to being of service for many years to come! ~Mike"
On Jan 31, 2014, natrunner Allentown, PA (Zone 6a) wrote:
Posted on January 31, 2014, updated January 31, 2014
I placed my order online on a Friday night, and I received my seeds on the following Wednesday afternoon - 3 business days to PA! I'm impressed with the prompt filling and mailing of my order as I usually wait longer for orders from other seed companies on the East coast. I really enjoy Oxheart varieties, so I am looking forward to growing (and eating!) your giant pink and yellow Livingston Oxhearts this coming summer.
On January 31st, 2014, natrunner added the following:
On Jan 31, 2014, Victory Seed Company responded with:
"On Feb 1, 2014 8:41 PM, Victory Seed Company responded with:
Thank you so much for the nice post! It is greatly appreciated. We work hard at getting folks' orders filled and sent out quickly and it is always nice when the USPS is quick too . . . even with the bad weather this past week. Thank you again. ~Mike"
On Jan 28, 2014, Les52 Welwyn Garden City United Kingdom wrote:
Posted on January 26, 2014, updated January 28, 2014
Posted on January 26, 2014, updated January 26, 2014
Found Victory Seeds on line as I was looking for some unusual things to grow, unusual for the UK that is.
Very clear website with great information and very easy ordering process, especially as I was ordering from outside of the USA
On January 26th, 2014, Les52 added the following:
Seeds arrived in a very timely fashion yesterday, 25th Jan.
Lover the simple and concise instruction on the seed packets.
I will be growing these alongside other open pollinated seeds bought from my regular supplier here in the UK, The Real Seed Company, based in Wales, and some other seed I bought from New Hope Seeds in Tennessee.
I grow on my Allotment (separate land from my House garden) in the town I live in which is about 26 miles north of London...but feels like a different world!!
I will feed back on the success or otherwise....but I am confident.
Really looking forward to saving the seeds from this crop and rest assured, as Chairman of our Allotment Association, that I will spread the gospel according to Victory Seeds here in the UK.
Les On January 28th, 2014, Les52 added the following:
Indeed on the challenge.
I am going to grow the Peppers half in a Polytunnel on site and half out once they have got going.
On the Southern Pea. Indeed. But I am going to get them going in the tunnel and plant out later than normal when warmth will be (or not, this is the UK after all) at its peak.
Anyway, good stuff... I will keep you posted. On Jan 28, 2014, Victory Seed Company responded with:
"On Jan 26, 2014 11:02 PM, Victory Seed Company responded with:
Thank you so much for your order and for spreading the word about us in your part of the world. It is greatly appreciated.
I am very impressed regarding your commitment to gardening. I live for getting my hands in the soil but driving 26 miles to the garden? Wow!
I am looking forward to your garden report. Some of the varieties that you are trying may be challenging for your area. Your climate is fairly comparable to mine here in Oregon (right?) so 'Peter' peppers and the Southern peas may take some babying.
Thank you again,
On Jan 27, 2014 10:12 AM, Victory Seed Company added:
P.S. - Oops . . . I can read . . . I realize that you are saying that your garden is in your town (still no less a commitment). I will blame my mistake on working too late at night and being blurry eyed :) ~Mike"
On Jan 26, 2014, 8209 Louisville, KY (Zone 6b) wrote:
I recently ordered some edamame soybeans from Victory and received them in a very short timeframe. They were well packaged and have good instructions with them. I would recommend this company to my friends. David Tucker 8209.
On Jan 26, 2014, Victory Seed Company responded with:
"On Jan 26, 2014 10:42 PM, Victory Seed Company responded with:
Hello David, Soy bean variety preservation is one of our newer areas of focus. I look forward to hearing your garden report. Thank you recommending us to your friends, for telling others about us here on the Garden Watchdog, and for helping to support our seed variety preservation work with your orders. It is all greatly appreciated. Best Regards, ~Mike"
I ordered seeds in 2012 from Victory Seeds as well as another on line heirloom seed company. I had the greatest success from Victory Seeds. I start most of my seeds indoors under grow lights and have had excellent germination rates from Victory Seeds. I am ordering all my seeds from Victory this year. I enjoy the reviews section for each seed listed because I use this info to help me determine what will grow best in my area as well as get ideas for new things I want to grow. I am an avid canner and like any info about canning/freezing that people leave for a particular variety. This year I sat down and left reviews for the seeds I grew last year. Please remember to do this-I know it takes time but it is very helpful for other customers! I have had to e-mail Victory Seeds with questions or help and they answer very quickly and are very friendly.The seeds are shipped quickly and I am a customer for life.
On Jan 14, 2014, Victory Seed Company responded with:
"On Jan 14, 2014 3:48 PM, Victory Seed Company responded with:
Thank you for taking the time to not only tell other folks about your experience with us and the performance of the seeds that we offer, but also for sharing all of the great observations about the varieties that you grew. Reviews really do help to make the site even more informative and useful for everyone. Thank you again for your comments and for your support of our seed variety preservation work! ~Mike"
On Jan 10, 2014, SEEDSOFCHANGE14 SEWELL, NJ wrote:
Last year I ordered just a few different kinds of tobacco seed from VICTORY SEED CO knowing very little about either. I started the microscopic seeds indoors and to my surprise they germinated well, thrived and were eventually transplanted outdoors and I was blessed with a full crop of New Jersey Grown Tobacco (yes - you heard that right) which I subsequently dried, cured, rolled and smoked for my 1st all natural home grown NJ cigar as well as NJ pipe tobacco. I quit smoking many years ago and only grew this crop of tobacco simply as a gardiner's experiment for simply proving that it could in fact be done here in NJ. I smoked a few samples to conclude that it was in fact smokeable/enjoyable product. I had such great success with last years tobacco experiment that I came back for a second year and decided to ditch the big name GMO seed companies for all of my vegetable seeds and go strictly with VICTORY SEEDS and pursue plants/vegetables/herbs..etc that I could in fact plant, grow, eat, preserve, enjoy and also do my part to preserve rare and threatened plant varieties (similar to the concept of growing NJ tobacco:)
In an attempt to shake off this winter's cold and think spring, I placed my spring seed order on 1/4/14 with VICTORY SEED CO. It arrived today, 1/10/14 and the entire order of over 100+ seed packets, almost all different varieties for each pack, was 100% spot on correct!
I am thrilled to have such great service, quality seeds that produce quality plants and know that I can count on VICTORY SEEDS for all my vegetable and herb seed needs. I am also happy to know that I am helping VICTORY SEED CO. to preserve rare and threatened plant varieties for all to enjoy.
Happy Gardening To All!
Mark W. from NJ
(I'm gonna need a bigger garden)
On Jan 10, 2014, Victory Seed Company responded with:
"On Jan 14, 2014 4:05 PM, Victory Seed Company responded with:
Wow, Mark! Thank you for the awesome information about your gardening successes this past year and thank you for choosing us as your seed supplier. We will do our best to continue to live up to your praise.
I would also like to thank you for doing your "part to preserve rare and threatened plant varieties." It is a statement that I use a lot but I really want to thank you for actually understanding the important role that gardeners assume in the preservation work. VSC can find, grow, document, and re-release varieties all we want, but it really does take folks like you, choosing to purchase seeds from us, to fund the work. As important, growing them in your garden ensures that the varieties are protected. Seeds sitting in vials in freezers still eventually die. They must all be grown and spread far and wide to really be safe.
On Jan 5, 2014, Sherilou Panhandle Gulf Coast, FL (Zone 8b) wrote:
Terrific seeds with some great super-rare varieties! Wonderful customer service. I love that they do so much conservation work as well.
On Jan 5, 2014, Victory Seed Company responded with:
"On Jan 14, 2014 3:50 PM, Victory Seed Company responded with:
Thank you for taking the time to share the nice feedback. It is always great to hear from folks that the preservation work that we do is appreciated. Thank you again for supporting our work with your orders and recommendations and we look forward to being of continued service to you. ~Mike"
On Nov 9, 2013, Reversemidas Vienna, VA (Zone 7a) wrote:
I received my order very prompt with the week. Pretty good shipping from North west to East coast. Very fast. I look forward to trying out the seeds but have to wait for Spring. Yes I have the gardening itch during the winter and start ordering some seeds before the online rush. Each seed pack comes in green colored packet with large type stick-on label that provides name, species and other common names, growing instructions , etc. Also a bit of interesting info about the seed. Very informative on the other side of the seed packet as well about keeping seeds and other website info URL too. I look forward to providing another positive feedback when it's time to sow.
On Nov 9, 2013, Victory Seed Company responded with:
"On Nov 10, 2013 1:28 AM, Victory Seed Company responded with:
Thank you, Reversemidas for taking the time to leave the nice review of our order fulfillment process and packaging. It is always great to hear when our efforts are appreciated! We look forward to being of future service and trust that your spring garden will be great. ~Mike"
Posted on December 10, 2011, updated October 12, 2013
Posted on January 27, 2009, updated December 10, 2011
Originally I chose Victory Seeds because it was one of the companies operating in Oregon where I live. After growing their seeds for a couple of years, I find myself leaning in their direction when I'm looking for dependability--excellent germination rates, vigorous growth, and uniformity of product true to the original description. Last Fall, In a moment of panic about our economy, I considered how to be best prepared. I decided to order all my basics from Victory so I could at least be assured of having a good garden. They arrived almost immediately and I tucked them away like the little treasures that they are.
On December 9th, 2011, Chamelaux added the following:
I just want to add that the garden was fabulous, as expected. We have the best stock of winter food of anyone I know. I have also added the saving of some of my own seed this year, such a wonderful gift from the earth. Thank you, Victory, for making this kind of seed available that returns true each year. I've just completed another order, including red worms, and I know I'd better get ready because orders from Victory come at lightening speed.On October 11th, 2013, Chamelaux added the following:
Well, here it is, the harvest of another year and I'm singing the praises of Victory Seed Company with food stored everywhere, much given away, and beans still being picked and dried. I appreciate learning new things from their website and emails. This year they made it so easy to get going on the winter garden that is now growing strong. I'm definitely going to take advantage of the 10% off sale on 2013 seeds. With the fantastic germination rate I've learned to expect from Victory Seeds, they'll be well worth it!!!On Oct 11, 2013, Victory Seed Company responded with:
"On Oct 11, 2013 9:57 PM, Victory Seed Company responded with:
Thank you so much for all of the great feedback. It is always nice to hear that our efforts are appreciated. It is also awesome to hear success stories from folks like you who have committed some of their time towards producing food for their table, as well as others. In this modern age, when governments and large corporations are constantly trying to convince us otherwise, food is still an inalienable right . . . and raising even a small portion of our personal diets keeps us grounded (quite literally :) ). Thank you again for taking the time to share your experiences with other gardeners on this public forum and especially thank you for continuing to support our seed variety preservation work with your orders!
On Aug 29, 2013, Greekgod Kefalonia (island) Greece wrote:
Mike Dunton took time out of his busy day to correct a very stupid mistake I made. It concerned a small order, and I am not a regular customer, but he treated me as a very valued customer all the same. No wonder the company is in DG's Top 30! It is a pleasure doing business with them.
On Aug 29, 2013, Victory Seed Company responded with:
"On Aug 29, 2013 4:43 PM, Victory Seed Company responded with:
Wow, Greekgod! Thank you for the nice feedback. I am always glad to be of service to folks and it is really nice to hear when efforts are appreciated! I look forward to being of service in the future. ~Mike"
This company carries some very obscure tomato varieties, and I was able to find the Livingston introductions that I was looking for. They shipped very promptly. In addition the seed envelopes are very informative. Also, their shipping fee is very low--thanks so much!!
On Jul 4, 2013, Victory Seed Company responded with:
Thank you for taking the time to let others know about your experience with us and also for noticing the work that we do, specifically with tomatoes. It is greatly appreciated.
I am not sure if you saw it on our site, but resurrecting the "Livingston Collection" has been a decades long project (passion) of mine. When I started this work, very few of the varieties were available. But after many years of working with collectors, preservationists and government seed banks, we are now able to offer the collection you found on our site.
Thank you again for supporting our seed variety preservation work with your orders and for your feedback here.
On Jun 28, 2013, nutfieldmom Allenstown, NH wrote:
I stumbled apon Victory seed about 10 years ago while trying to locate seeds for Orange King tomato, developed by UNH . I live in NH and couldn't locate any. I got my first catalog and seed order that year. Much to my surprise every seed I started grew! It is still one of my favorite tomatoes (great color, flavor, and dependable production) I have ordered many more tomatoes and hard to locate shell beans from Victory every year since. Every seed always grows. The packaging is outstanding and well labeled.The website is well illustrated with good descriptions. I grew tomatoes this year from 5 yr old seed with the same results. I grow 85 -100 tomato plants a year and the only seeds I cant get from Victory are the few hybrids I grow because of their disease resistance here. It's better to have some mediocre tomatoes than no tomatoes when blight strikes NE. I am trying 6 of the Dwarf Tomato Project varieties and so far they are doing very well.Best seed company hands down!
On Jun 28, 2013, Victory Seed Company responded with:
"On Jun 29, 2013 2:16 PM, Victory Seed Company responded with:
Hi nutfieldmom! Thank you so much for your kind words. Not only is it cool to hear that the work that we do is appreciated, it is awesome to hear from someone who has been a longtime supporter. We are in this work for the long haul, not short-term gain, which allows us to focus on providing the highest quality seeds that nature and biology allow. Have a great gardening season and we look forward to being "your" seed company for many more years to come. ~Mike"