old tomato seed varieties is a passion and specialty of the
Victory Seed Company.
Although there are a lot of people selling tomato seeds on the
internet these days - from home gardeners on auction sites to multinational seed companies - we are a bit different.
For one thing, we do not buy our seed
stock from mainstream seed industry suppliers. We grow
nearly 100% of the tomato seeds that we sell.
Secondly, we obtain our foundation seeds from
governmental seed banks, private collections and family submissions.
These seeds are grown out to document their characteristic traits as
well as to verify varietal accuracy. Utilizing our extensive
we research individual tomato histories and work to ensure that what
we sell is accurate when compared to the historical record. We
work hard at providing the best and most accurate tomato seed available.
Additionally, our emphasis is on
rediscovering and reintroducing rare, interesting tomato varieties whose
lineages include family heirlooms as well as old commercially released
varieties (commercial heirlooms). Many of these tomato seeds are no
longer available elsewhere.
Although we maintain hundreds of
varieties of tomatoes in our seed collection, not all are offered every
year. Please use the links in the left column to view what we currently have
available for your gardening needs. Your orders directly support
our preservation work and the development of the horticultural library.