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Tennessee Red Peanut Seeds

Arachis hypogaea

  • HOW TO GROW
  • FAST FACTS
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HOW TO GROW

Sowing: Northern gardeners may want to start their peanut seeds indoors to get a head start on the season. Plant them 1" deep in large peat pots and keep at a temperature of 70 degrees F until germination; transplant them 10" apart as soon as the soil temperature reaches an average of 60-70 degrees F. In warmer climates, direct sow around the time of the last frost by planting the seeds 3" deep and 5" apart; later, thin plants to 10" apart. Peanuts need full sun and soil with good drainage, though Tennessee Red peanuts can be grown even in clay soils.

Growing: When the plant reaches 12" tall, mound up the dirt around it and add mulch to conserve moisture and keep the soil soft. The tops of the faded flowers, also called pegs or peduncles, will bury themselves in the earth and begin to develop peanuts. Water the plants if the weather gets dry.

Harvesting: When the peanuts are ripe, the leaves will turn yellow and the outer skin of the shell will feel papery and dry. Remove the entire plant from the ground by lifting it with a garden fork, and let it dry in a well ventilated, dry location for two or three weeks. When the leaves begin to crumble, remove the peanuts from the plant.

Seed Saving: Peanuts properly dried for 2-3 weeks can be used for seed, though they cannot be planted immediately because of a 1-3 month period of dormancy.

FAST FACTS

Latin Name: Arachis hypogaea

Type: Open Pollinated, Heirloom, Warm Season

USDA Zones: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

Seeds per Ounce: 18

Planting Method: Direct Sow

Height: 16 Inches

Size Price Quantity
XL Mylar Packet (~10 Seeds) $2.50 Sold Out
1 Oz Mylar (28.4g) $4.00 Sold Out
1/4 Lb Mylar (113g) $4.80 Sold Out
1 Lb Mylar (454g) $8.10 Sold Out
5 Lb Mylar (2.72kg) $36.45 Sold Out
10 Lb Mylar (4.54kg) $64.80 Sold Out
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DESCRIPTION

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If you've never grown peanuts before, try these first. This heirloom variety grows well in many soil types and harvests earlier as well. The large shells hold 3-5 peanuts encased in red jackets. Sure to please any peanut lover with their slightly sweet nuttiness.
Tennessee Red peanuts, named for their papery red seed covers, were the first Valencia type peanuts grown in New Mexico. New Mexico now produces 90 percent of the national crop of Valencia peanuts such as Tennessee Red, which are known for their slightly smaller size and sweeter taste in comparison with Virginia or Spanish peanuts.

HOW TO GROW

Sowing: Northern gardeners may want to start their peanut seeds indoors to get a head start on the season. Plant them 1" deep in large peat pots and keep at a temperature of 70 degrees F until germination; transplant them 10" apart as soon as the soil temperature reaches an average of 60-70 degrees F. In warmer climates, direct sow around the time of the last frost by planting the seeds 3" deep and 5" apart; later, thin plants to 10" apart. Peanuts need full sun and soil with good drainage, though Tennessee Red peanuts can be grown even in clay soils.

Growing: When the plant reaches 12" tall, mound up the dirt around it and add mulch to conserve moisture and keep the soil soft. The tops of the faded flowers, also called pegs or peduncles, will bury themselves in the earth and begin to develop peanuts. Water the plants if the weather gets dry.

Harvesting: When the peanuts are ripe, the leaves will turn yellow and the outer skin of the shell will feel papery and dry. Remove the entire plant from the ground by lifting it with a garden fork, and let it dry in a well ventilated, dry location for two or three weeks. When the leaves begin to crumble, remove the peanuts from the plant.

Seed Saving: Peanuts properly dried for 2-3 weeks can be used for seed, though they cannot be planted immediately because of a 1-3 month period of dormancy.

FAST FACTS

Latin Name: Arachis hypogaea

Type: Open Pollinated, Heirloom, Warm Season

USDA Zones: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

Seeds per Ounce: 18

Planting Method: Direct Sow

Height: 16 Inches

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