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Organic Northern Hardy Valencia Peanut
Organic Northern Hardy Valencia Peanut
Organic Northern Hardy Valencia Peanut


 
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HEIRLOOM Yes you heard it right, a northern hardy peanut! Originally from the Georgia (where they're called Goober Peas), this fantastic variety has been grown and selected for over a decade in Northern Michigan before we started selecting it in the Finger Lakes of New York.


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Organic Northern Hardy Valencia Peanut HEIRLOOM Yes you heard it right, a northern hardy peanut!

Originally from the Georgia (where they're called Goober Peas), this fantastic variety has been grown and selected for over a decade in Northern Michigan before we started selecting it in the Finger Lakes of New York.

Peanuts grow as tall and wide as bush beans, making them suitable for small gardens, even large containers. Sow them when you sow your bush beans, after the last frost; early June is average for us. Well-drained, fertile soil with the additional warmth of a layer of row cover yields the most abundant peanuts. Pay close attention to their gorgeous canary yellow flowers: blossoming within a few inches of the ground, each pollinated flower will grow a purple stem (called a peduncle or peg) down into the soil where it forms each peanut beneath the earth. At the end of the season, your peanut stems will have 20+ purple peduncles connecting your peanuts to each plant! Peanuts continue maturing all season long so we harvest at first frost by forking around each plant gently and lifting the peanuts out of the soil still attached to the plant.

The pods with 4 and 5 peanuts we'll dry & cure for our seed stock; all the other peanuts we boil or roast fresh and enjoy right away. Our favorite is to boil them in salty beer!

Check out our fun & informative videos more more harvest and curing details.

Regional adaptation is important for every seed to thrive, but none perhaps so much as peanuts. We are truly proud of and grateful to share these exceptionally well adapted seeds for you to enjoy!

You'll notice your packet will be quite large and bulky: we send your peanuts in their shell to preserve each seed's freshness. Remove them from the shell just before you plant them, taking care to not knick the protective black skin.


110 days to maturity

Arachis hypogaea

Peanuts have purple peduncles!

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Plants looked great November 30, 2018
Reviewer: Wesley Meeker from Milford, CT United States  
Peanuts did good, but didn't produce as many as I'd like. Some of the peanuts were not fully developed at harvest. It was my first year growing peanuts, so I decided to save the majority of them for seed next year. *fingers crossed*

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Cold hardy peanut November 29, 2018
Reviewer: James from Traverse City, MI United States  
We had an early Spring in '18 and I was able to plant the peanuts in May without a further frost.  The Summer was hot and we were successful at growing peanuts even way up here in Northern Michigan!  We harvested in late September.  A fun experiment for our family.

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Excellent November 16, 2018
Reviewer: Greg Morse from Bagley, MN United States  
Better germ,emergence and early vigor compared to other varieties. Great conversation piece in chilly 3b. These have done well for the last 2 years. Makes what I think is great home made peanut butter. An awesome additional legume to use for rotations.

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November 13, 2018
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from STEPHENTOWN, NY United States  


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So much fun to grow! November 9, 2018
Reviewer: Erin McLaughlin from Smithfield, RI United States  
I did not prepare the are probably as much as I should have but nonetheless these plants remained pest free and produced an average of 20 pods per plant. I have saved many for next year and will probably triple the amount I grew this year.

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