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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

It's True: Northern Hardy Valencia Peanuts!
Peanuts have purple peduncles!

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5 of 5 awesome April 30, 2020
Reviewer: marcus brehmer from Foster City, CA United States  
have not grown any peanuts to fruition yet, because i started them off-season and they died, but i soaked and planted the rest now for this season, germinated wonderfully, some were eaten by rats, but I am really excited for the ones growing now. I am obsessed with peanuts and this will be my first cultivation. Best germination ive had with any raw peanuts, I just wish you had more available.

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5 of 5 First time peanut grower! February 12, 2020
Reviewer: Elizabeth Roy from Hamilton, NY United States  
I heard about Fruition Seeds from my cousin, and was excited to learn that there is a Northern Hardy peanut variety!  The seeds were fantastic, and it was so fun to show my students how a peanut plant grows.

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5 of 5 Fun November 12, 2019
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from Western Massachusetts, United States  
Ok, who knew you could grow peanuts in Massachusetts. Since this was a learning curve for me the crop was small, not quite a gallon from 16 plants (next year they go in a bed that gets a longer season of sun before it drops below the tree line in fall - and spaced farther apart).
But they were the best darned boiled peanuts I've ever tasted! Right from the ground to the pot! Can't get any better than that!

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5 of 5 October 21, 2019
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5 of 5 Wonderful addition to the garden! September 28, 2019
Reviewer: Evan Cyr from Auburn , ME United States  
We planted these as a test to see if they'd grow here in south-central Maine, and they've done so well that we plan to make them a regular part of the garden next year.  The test plants we have pulled are producing over 20 peanuts per plant, just as described.  My two little girls have been so amused to watch a plant that grows out of the ground so that it can send pedicels back into the ground.  Very different from anything else we grow!

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