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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!

Average Rating: Average Rating: 4.5 of 5 4.5 of 5 Total Reviews: 24 Write a review »

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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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4 of 5 A fun experiment! February 17, 2019
Reviewer: Heather from Amherst, NY United States  
These grew well in my raised bed and in a planter. It was so neat for the kids to harvest them. All season long they waited and waited, and they were not disappointed. They did not roast up like I expected, but we will be trying them again. If anyone has any suggestions on how to prepare them, please do share!

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5 of 5 Very cool ! January 7, 2019
Reviewer: William Scheps from Sparrow Bush, NY United States  
It never occurred to me to try to plant peanuts this far North. Sadly, I must have planted them too early in my impatience, and there was an extended cold spell too, so they didn't do well, but I am going to plant them again, this spring.

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4 of 5 December 27, 2018
Reviewer: Daniel Welch from Nedrow, NY United States  


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4 of 5 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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