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Organic Northern Hardy Valencia Peanut

Organic Northern Hardy Valencia Peanut: abundant even in short, cool seasons.

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HEIRLOOM Easy to grow & abundant even in short, cool seasons.

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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

Grown by Fruition Seeds in Naples, NY.
Peanuts, Kung-fu style
Peanuts have purple peduncles!

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North Country peanut success! November 7, 2016
Reviewer: Gwyneth Harris from Craftsbury Common, VT United States  
We were pleasantly surprised at our peanut yields this year, despite being so far north and not providing any soil warming treatments (like greenhouse or black plastic).  My first time eating peanuts from the garden in Vermont's Northeast Kingdom!

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Organic Northern Hardy Valencia Peanut October 18, 2016
Reviewer: Colleen Vogel from Dansville, NY United States  
I bought these for my brother and myself. He lives in Dansville, where the temps are higher than where I live on the hill.  My plants grew bigger than his and I invited him and my sister-in-law to dinner tonight.  I dug one of the plants and there's a ton of peanuts on them, so he's going to dig one of his soon.  So exciting to do and I can't wait to share the peanuts with my Amish neighbors, who think it's a hoot that we can plant them up here!

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LOVE THE PEANUT ! December 26, 2015
Reviewer: ralph mann from verona, ky  
grew this in a container...a large container...what a beautiful plant, even if there wasn't a surprise in the soil at the end of the season !

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What a prolific harvest! October 27, 2015
Reviewer: TeriB from Barton, NY United States  
I harvested the peanuts in October after our first frost, and there are so many peanuts on each vine! I'm drying them now, but I had to taste a few to see how they were- attractive red skinned peanuts and delicious. Germination was great too!

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rating only the prompt arrival of my order August 7, 2015
Reviewer: Nancy Packard from Lincoln, NE United States  
I decided to plant peanuts a little too late in the season.  I ordered them and they arrived promptly.  But then (in the midst of a family reunion) I forgot to plant them.  I'll plant them next year.

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