Victory -- Representative Soil of
the U.S. Virgin Islands

Photograph of hills raising from the beach. Vegetation is native brush, forbs, and grasses.

Photograph of the profile of a typifying pedon of Victory soil series.

Victory Soil Profile

Surface layer: brown loam
Subsoil - upper: dark yellowish brown loam
Subsoil - lower: brown very gravelly loam
Substratum: very pale brown very gravelly loam
Bedrock: weathered igneous rock
Victory soils are on the summits and side slopes of volcanic hills and mountains. They are used mainly as rangeland and pasture. Small areas have been subdivided for residential development.

Victory soils formed in material weathered from extrusive igneous bedrock of mixed origin. These soils have low or medium fertility and are slightly acid or neutral throughout the profile. They are unsuited to cultivated crops.

The word “Victory” was derived from a local estate, Mount Victory near Annaly.

Small scale map of the United States Virgin Islands

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