The Green Pages: Victory Seed Company (E-Commerce Companies)

NGA Corporate Member

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 (http://www.VictorySeeds.com), we have an informational web site (http://www.WebGrower.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 http://www.SaveSeeds.org.

You can also find us on social media outlets like http://www.facebook.com/Victor..., http://twitter.com/VictorySeed..., http://www.pinterest.com/victo..., http://www.instagram.com/Victo..., http://www.youtube.com/Victory..., or read our blog at http://www.vintageveggies.com/.... We hope that you will stop by one of our web resources and get to know us better. We look forward to being of service to you.

Gardening Success to You!

Mike Dunton
(Great-grandson of Victor H. Dunton)

Victory Seed Company is represented on Garden.org by @MikeD

Main Details
Website: http://www.victoryseeds.com/
E-Mail: Contact them
Phone: (503) 829-3126 [voicemail line - email is most efficient]
Physical address: Victory Seed Company
P.O. Box 192 - Molalla, Oregon 97038

E-Commerce Companies
Main Product(s): Vegetables
Hardware and Tools
Herbs
Seeds
Tomatoes
Peppers
Other: OP and Heirloom

Reviews and Endorsements:
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Victory Seed Company. Boy, howdy! How to write the absolutely, totally, most perfect review? I've been the fortunate recipient of not 1 but 2 gift certificates for their seeds. My first order was placed on a Sunday night (8/6/2017 if you must know) and I requested that it be sent by USPS 1st class mail. Well was I ever surprised when it was in my mailbox the following Wednesday, 8/9.

I'd love to tell you how well the seeds germinated and grew, but I've only had them for 2 days. However, I have total confidence that these seeds are going to perform wonderfully and beat any taste test around. I finally had to quit looking at their online catalog because it was making me too hungry!

Someone else has already written a review detailing the company and its standards. Agree, agree, agree. Victory Seed Company should be everyone's 'go to' for buying seeds. Their mission statement says it all:
"Preserving the future, one seed at a time."

A side note is that I exchanged a few emails with Mike Dunton regarding 'how to' and then moving on to this, that, and the other. Not something I would expect from most businesses. Very personable and friendly. Now really. How could anyone ask for more?

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Endorsed by krobra without a written review - Jun 6, 2017 10:14 PM
Endorsed by cturns without a written review - Apr 15, 2017 3:42 PM
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I recently bought seeds from Victory for my summer vegetable garden. Nearly each and every last seed that I have planted has germinated and produced a strong, healthy seedling. I've had to thin and transplant into other makeshift pots, as I did not expect such a wonderful germination rate.

The company itself is wonderful to deal with; I specifically purchased from them based on their website and company statements. Victory honestly seems like a great business, and I am happy to support such an ethical and conservation minded company.

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I've ordered from Victory for several years now and have never been disappointed. I admire the company's ethos and the service can't be beat. This year, I ordered seeds on a Tuesday; they were here on Friday. I have dealings with numerous seed outfits. I'd put Victory at the top. Highly recommended.

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Placed my first order and just received my seeds. I am pleased with how the seeds look and the packaging. Now we'll see what the seeds produce. Stay tuned.

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Fab customer service. Found them by looking for Lauren's Grape poppy seeds. Will order more from them now that I found their site.

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I ordered some seeds from Victory Seed Company after having seen them acting as generous donors for the raffles (NARRs) here on NGA. It makes me feel good to support a small farm, but it's more than just that; Victory Seed Company supports open-pollinated, non-GMO seeds, which is important to me. I also love the selection they have. I was able to find some neat seeds that I couldn't find anywhere else, such as Kookaburra Tomato seeds. The seed packets are paper and have the instructions right on the package, just like any other seed company, and the instructions are very clear. Last but not least, I feel the prices are pretty fair, rivaling what you would pay at high-output places, so you don't have to worry about paying more to appease your ethical standards for seeds. You can "have your cake and eat it too" with Victory Seed Company.

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Endorsed by gardengus without a written review - Jan 20, 2017 7:31 PM
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I was blessed last year to win seeds from this company in a NARR. I like that they concentrate on OP heirloom varieties. The seeds came well packaged with planting instructions and other info about the seed plants on the label. Victory Seed has been a great supporter of ATP/NGA. We're luck to have them around!

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Endorsed by pepper23 without a written review - Jan 19, 2017 7:44 PM
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Victory Seeds has one of the largest selections of Dwarf Tomato Project varieties. They also ship quickly and let you post reviews on their site.

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I visited the website a few days ago and created a user profile. I had placed a few seed selections in a reserved area for future order. I was contacted through a personal email asking about my experience on the site, and asking whether I'd had any issues while making my selections or placing an order. So a few days later I placed my first order. My selections were packaged safely and accurately. I highly recommend Victory Seed and will use them again and again.

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Wow! How refreshing to receive a personalized email from the Victory Seed Company's own Mike Dunton, who encouraged me to explore the National Gardening Association and provided a referral so I could hang out with you all! My seeds were shipped on time, and I am impressed with the thorough directions on each package. While I am a "southern" gardener, I'll be planting some seeds in a fall/winter garden situation that is not mentioned on the packaging; however, this is expected from a Pacific-based company. The family mission of Victory Seed Co. is refreshing, and I look forward to developing a long-term relationship.

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I purchased Blue Lake, Wright Strain pole beans to plant in my fall garden in central Texas. I placed them between several layers of wet paper towels overnight and then planted in my Square Foot Garden. The package indicated 8-16 days germination. By day 3, I had two squares (nine plants each) that had 100% germination, and by day 5 the other two squares also show 100% germination. When I originally placed the seed between the moist paper towels, I had placed 16 extra seeds with the 36 I planted, suspecting that I wouldn't get 100% germination. I checked those 16 seeds on day 3, and they had all sprouted, so I took those to a different part of my garden and planted them too. Two days later, all 16 of those seeds have now broken through the soil. This is the best germination rate I have ever gotten. Victory Seed Company will be my choice from now on.

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As a noob to gardening, I ordered several seeds from VSC. They were very helpful that spring in chatting with me about germination and even went so far as to send me out extra seeds (while I protested that they needed do so! LOL!).

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Love this company, and love all the history it gives about seeds and seed companies. I actually found this company by researching the history of tomatoes and Daylilies. I'm kind of new to gardening, although I came from a lineage of gardeners. This company really inspired me to keep a legacy alive, in honor of my grandmother, who actually passed away gardening in her own flower garden. Thanks, Victory Seed.

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I have ordered from Victory Seed Company numerous times, and never had a problem. This time, however, the friendly folks at the Post Office saw fit to lose my order, one which was time-sensitive for planting. I emailed the folks at Victory Seed and they promptly tracked the shipment and sent me the tracking number. For some reason, our friends at the Post Office seemed less than enthusiastic when I contacted them. In the meantime, Victory Seeds had duplicated my order and shipped it, with instructions to me to refuse the first order if it should ever show up ( which it hasn't yet). Long story short, I got the seed in time to plant it due to the proactive folks at Victory Seed. I will continue to do business with these folks, and will probably order from them exclusively from now on. Great doing business with them!

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I am a chef and have enjoyed the variety of vegetables I have discovered through Victory Seed Company. I love reading about the history of the seeds as it makes a great conversation piece when I am cooking with veggies from my garden.

My orders have always been completed quickly and accurately. I have had a great success rate with my seedlings as well.

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Victory Seed Company is one of my "go-to" seed companies. I love their variety and descriptions, and the prices are great as well. I have much success with germination rates on all the seeds I've purchased from them, even if the seeds are a couple of years old. I recommend Victory Seeds often to my gardening friends. The service is exceptional and I get my order quickly.

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Fast, efficient, cheap. Will buy from them again.

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Support a family-run business. Dunton Family Farm has operated since 1909. I think they started Victory Seed co in '98. The variety and quality of their seed are hard to beat. And, they have unique packaging -- their seed comes in the regular paper seed packet, but what's different is the inner resealable bag. Love this feature; makes re-storing unused seed a breeze.
From their website:
"...the main enterprise here on the Dunton Family Farm is the protection of rare seed varieties. "
"Unlike most seed companies that purchase all of their seed stock and repackage, we actually do farm and what seed we don't raise here, we obtain from a network of carefully selected growers. We then store them under controlled conditions until they are shipped out to you. Our packaging, with our inner resealable bag, reflects how we work to maintain the viability of your seeds."

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I had won a gift cert from Victory during one of ATP's fantastic Not-A-Raffle Raffles late last year and put it to use early this year by purchasing some peas, radish, carrot, and wildflower seeds. The website was easy to navigate, checkout went smoothly, and my product arrived in a very timely manner. Packaging and included info were top-rate. Victory has gained a lifelong customer in me!

Thank you very much, @MikeD and Victory Seeds!

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Victory Seed Company reps are always there to help. I get fast and informative email replies. The seeds are high quality, of course, but if it weren't for their responsiveness to my inquiries, my gardens wouldn't be nearly as successful as they've been.

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Great source of seeds adapted to the Pacific Northwest climate. I am very happy with the results of all seeds I planted from Victory. Staff is great and quick to respond to any inquiries. I met them in person at the Mother Earth News Fair in Albany and they were very welcoming and appreciative. My number-1 source of seeds.

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I won a gift certificate from Victory Seed Company!
I got some plant stakes and some seeds.
Got them yesterday and everything looks great!

Thanks @MikeD

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I won a gift certificate from Victory and really enjoyed trying some of the different varieties. Everything that I've planted so far has done well and good germination. I would highly recommend Victory and will be ordering from them in the future.

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Excellent source of open pollinated vegetables.

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Swift service, well packaged.
Germination rate unknown, but previous reviewer said near 100%.

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I just received my first order from Victory Seed Co. I am very impressed with the attention they gave my one small order, even personally answering my comment that wasn't even a question. They also shared unasked for (but very appreciated) information on caring for seed, which I have not seen with other major seed companies. I have been gardening for 30 years and have been having increasing problems obtaining a certain type of seed, which I have now found at Victory Seed. This year I am going to be ordering all my gardening needs with Victory, and I have a feeling it will be a good year! I even signed up for their newsletter, which, if you knew me, is amazing. I never give out my email address!

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Great Company. Germination success rate of all seeds purchased at or very near 100%.
Very helpful, prompt service.
This will be my third season with Victory Seed Co.

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Endorsed by Laughingclown without a written review - Jan 30, 2015 11:15 PM
Endorsed by dave without a written review - Jan 28, 2015 10:33 AM
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Victory Seed has been a very valuable seed company. They have a very informative web site that I frequent often. They have always, promptly answered all of my questions. I also find great value in their seed preservation effort, and wonderful selection of rare, open pollinated, and heirloom seeds. Everything I have ordered from them over the years has performed wonderfully. I highly recommend this company.

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I had a good experience buying from them.

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Rare, open-pollinated & heirloom garden seeds.

Fast service, responsive, nice seed packets with lots of pertinent information on them, good selection. Highly recommend.

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